Salmond wants to hold a referendum on independence in autumn 2014. The Scottish National party leader said the front cover displays a sort of “Bullingdon Club humour” of “sneering condescensions”.
“It just insults every single community in Scotland,” he told Radio Clyde. “This is how they really regard Scotland. This is unionism boiled down to its essence and stuck on a front page for every community in Scotland to see their sneering condescensions.
“They shall rue the day they thought they’d have a joke at Scotland’s expense.”
I would have gone out on a limb and said the Economist was unlikely to be concerned if I had not seen this:
He added: “This doesn’t represent England. Goodness’ sake, I wouldn’t insult the people of England the way the Economist believes it should insult the communities of Scotland.
Will its reputation ever recover?
Scotland, wha’ like us? None, thank fuck.
Update: maybe they do have something to worry about.
Hat-tip SPGB Gray.
Update: Sackcloth and Ashes in the comments reminds us that this is not the first political leader to issue threats against the Economist
The article behind the following front page cover led to Silvio Berlusconi launching a defamation case:
In 2008, a court in Milan threw out his case.