Well, that was so excruciating I wanted the sofa to swallow me the way Johnny Depp's did in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'.
The sight of Kenny MacAskill, 'Cabinet Secretary for Justice' and Lord High Copfighter-General of Scotland, cranking through his public statement like a petrified second-year trainee solicitor making their first plea in mitigation in front of a disinterested stipendiary magistrate at Glasgow District Court, or a ham actor plodding his way through a potboiler at Pittenweem Rep., was too much to bear. Thank God for the Scottish cringe, because if I hadn't cringed and switched him off, I might not have survived much longer. I'm almost glad that Megrahi has been freed, if only to bring that horribly written, badly delivered speech to an end.
I will be revisiting this subject in a big way over the next few days; stay tuned. No sacred cow will go unslaughtered.