Two writers for Guardian newspapers have had a very public spat concerning the Scottish referendum debate. It was chiefly fish-based.
The Observer’s restaurant critic Jay Rayner took issue with a piece by Guardian columnist George Monbiot about Scottish independence. The article is about how the media “shafted” the people of Scotland. You can read it here.
Rayner posted the piece on Twitter, deriding the “great” Monbiot for “biting the hand that feeds”. He added: “Had a meeting with him once. An hour of my life I’ll never get back”.
This opened the floodgates of a very aggressive online confrontation. About fish.
@GeorgeMonbiot have you noticed how, after all this time, Guardian newspapers has ignored you and your absurd, ignorant dictat on fish?
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) September 16, 2014
Here is how the ding-dong escalated, with thanks to the Telegraph’s Michael Deacon:
The people of Scotland will not take kindly to absurd, ignorant dictats on fish from on high pic.twitter.com/NqWuP3akJ7
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) September 17, 2014
It makes this mole think Scotland is probably better off trout.