Monday 12 May 2003

All I wanted was a quiet drink

I paid a short visit to one of my favourite pubs in Edinburgh today. On Monday lunchtime it would surely be quiet. But no - the two other customers were discussing politics. Loudly. The moderate one was perhaps a little to the left of Tony Blair. The other was spouting off about George Bush....International Capitalism....Donald Rumsfeld....Andrew Neil (Editor-in-chief of the Scotsman)....Margaret Thatcher....Donald Rumsfeld again...."Fat Cat" businessmen etc. etc. etc. Unless he has a double (in appearance and politics) it was none other than Colin Fox, new Scottish Socialist MSP. Is there no escape from them?