I want to return to the subject of a small snippet I wrote on my election night live blog...
"First of all, WTF is Andrew Neil doing on Sky?! I know he's freelance but when you are the BBC's main political presenter you just don't broadcast for the opposition. Period. I suspect BBC head honchos will have been spitting into their G & Ts..."
Now I should admit I got this slightly wrong. BBC sources tell me that Andrew was given their permission to broadcast on Sky after they decided that he wouldn't be appearing on their own election night programme. This was sheer lunacy on their part. It was obvious to anyone with a basic knowledge of politics that Scotland would probably be the issue of the night. There is no one - I repeat no one - in the BBC who knows Scottish politics better than Andrew Neil. He proved that from his first minute of broadcasting on Sky when he called the result exactly right.
So perhaps someone from the BBC could explain why Andrew Neil was surplus to their election night requirements.