Is there no sense of decorum left among the Scottish political hacks?
The Sunday Herald, in its diary from the SNP conference in Perth, pointed out that there was a fair amount of good craic at the media conference on Saturday.
It revealed: “Brian Taylor, BBC Scotland's spherical political editor, was …in good form, suggesting he and fellow hacks might be preserved for posterity by getting stuffed.
“At which a cry rang out from the back of the room: 'You've been stuffing yourself for years, Brian'!”
Meanwhile, Spike liked The Scottish Sun headline, accompanying its report yesterday of the keynote conference speech by SNP's leader, Alex Salmond: ‘The Ecks Factor’.
And staying with politics, a former Daily Record political editor is reported to have been appointed director of communications of a campaign to persuade people to back a new voting system for elections to Westminster.
The Yes! to Fairer Votes campaign is said to have taken on Paul Sinclair in the run-up to next May’s referendum on the Alternative Vote system.
Sinclair was political editor at the Daily Record for seven years before moving into the political arena as a Labour Government adviser.
He has spent the past two years leading the public affairs team at the agency, Hill & Knowlton.
Sinclair told the Westminster-based monthly magazine, Public Affairs News, that his work on the ‘Yes’ campaign was currently on a voluntary basis and he that would continue to do “some” work with H&K, depending on client demand.