|….., the piper's son, |
Stole a pig, and away did run;
The pig was eat
And Tom was beat,
And Tom went crying
Down the street.
Tom Gallagher spent 32 years teaching politics and casting doubt on seductive cure-alls from European integration to Scottish Nationalism. He is professor emeritus of Bradford University and has published eleven books on European politics.
I’ve never met Tom but he seems a tad prone to exaggeration and that is seen to perfection in his current blog on the Telegraph. Others will, no doubt, critique his efforts much more fully and eloquently than I (eg see Derek Bateman – here and here - who is criticised by Gallacher). I make do with just a few lines.
The headline and strap are,
I could stop here and let that headline define Tom but his first paragraph shows the mind-set of this rabid anti-SNP professor.
Tom, I’m ROFLMAO. I trust your article was satirical! Wasn’t it?
No! Then I’m ROFLMFAO