How wrong can the papers be, this illustrates just how poor journalism has become in the UK. First the Torygraph on Wednesday the 12th still spouting anything to demonise the SNP. Headline “Is the SNP about to split as a new Scottish Independence Party is formed?” They even ran a poll asking readers to vote on whether or not it was a hoax. Looks like they need an irony transplant!

Then the Scotsman waded in on the same day with “New Scottish independence party to field Holyrood candidates.” Wonderfully though the link to the new party’s web site didn’t appear to work.

Even the normally politics free Daily Record had a go as did Buzz Feed.

It was up to to put the matter straight, 2DAYS EARLIER in the 10th of August. The mythical Scottish Independence Party was set up by former UKIP-er, fiercely unionist and Holcoast denier Alastair McConnacie.

You have to laugh or perhaps not, just shed a tear for a once proud profession.

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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