LIKE a latter-day Hitchcock movie when we expect some kind of cameo appearance, it’s now at last been confirmed that that great icon of the Scottish political scene is interested in returning to Westminster yet again.
Alex Salmond might well be recalling the lyrics of Sinatra’s version of My Way – “And now, the end is near and so I face the final curtain. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full, I travelled each and every highway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.”
However, it will be the voters of the Gordon constituency who will decide if they wish to be continually represented by the voice of the neverendum.
Perhaps a more poignant song will be one written by the Beatles, titled Yesterday, with the lyrics: “Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play. Now I need a place to hide away. Oh, I believe in yesterday.”
Galen Milne, Dunblane