That’s Duggy Dug, the latest champion of the campaign for Scottish independence. For some reason Brian Cox – the actor, not the physics professor – has decided to put his voice to this cringetastic calamity.

Duggy Dug (even the name is grim) is not, mercifully, part of the official Yes campaign which, given his plainly limited mental capacity, is probably just as well. His argument is so stupid – and misleading – that one wonders if Duggy Dug is actually a Unionist fifth columnist.

Then again, he’s not much more embarrassing than some of the members of the Scottish parliament whose grasp of elementary concepts would be considered astonishingly weak if such disappointments still had the power to disappoint or astonish.

Tags: Brian Cox, Idiocy, O Mores, O Tempora, Scottish independence, UK politics