The Bournemouth Echo reports that the maligned parking boss for the city, my fellow tribesman Gerry Bolland has tendered his resignation following a scuffle at a municipal function:
Gerry Bolland allegedly lashed out at Labour leader Cllr Ben Grower at the end of the Mayor’s Charity Burns Night celebrations at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel.
No-one was injured in the fracas but it’s believed Cllr Grower’s bow tie was ripped off.
It’s understood the dispute started when Mr Bolland, a former Royal Marine who has been honoured with an MBE, annoyed guests with a lengthy tribute to Robbie Burns.
His speech went on for around half an hour, until Cllr Grower slipped him a note asking him to bring it to a close.
The disagreement then continued at the end of the black tie event, when Mr Bolland is alleged to have made a grab for Cllr Grower.
Now, there you go, Gerry: confirming all the prejudices against Scots. One moment lachrymose and honouring a womanizing alkie from Ayrshire (who, for some reason, is popular in Russia), then threatening to pan someone’s face in.
Or claiming racist abuse, as you did in The Daily Record:
He was out of order and it was insulting to Scotland, Burns, me and my wife. It could be construed as a racist incident but I will not be taking this any further.
I would say, go for it. You are bound to succeed and will be a credit to the community. Except, of course, Gower is of Scottish extraction so cannot be called a racist (just as an ethnic teuchter, I can use the T-word).
Scotland, wha’ like us? None, thank fuck.