Dissent Of The Day

A Scottish reader writes:

You do realise that "Clegg" is a Scots word for a horse-fly, which does indeed have all of the characteristics suggested by Annabel Goldie. If I'm anything to go by, Scots also have trouble resisting cheap puns. I'd put her comments down to this failing rather than any real fear of the Lib Dems. Oh, and by the way, you should also know that - Ms Goldie notwithstanding - the Tories are almost extinct in most of Scotland, where the real political battle is a three-way between Labour, the Scottish National Party and - a respectable but distant third - the Liberal Democrats. As such, Alex Salmond, the leader of the SNP, was rightly annoyed at the TV debates being between the Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems, when the SNP is a far bigger force in Scottish politics than the Tories.