Newspaper columnist and broadcaster, Lesley Riddoch, has again found herself within the cross wires of Scottish Daily Express diarist, Hickey.
Recently, Allmediascotland reported Hickey – whose motto is ‘In Gossipus Veritas’ – remarking: “African broadcaster Ms Lesley Riddoch says no woman would ever make a lusty remark about a fellow when in charge of a Holyrood committee, as did Mr Frank McAveety. I am sure she is right and, I am relieved to note she has kept her own ‘object of desire’ for the posh Opinion page of a newspaper (The Scotsman or something).”
And he's back on the offensive this week, writing: “As a keen bicyclist, I was riding my ancient Hercules Gentleman’s Roadster down Morningside Road when I noticed a wild looking lass in a helmet puffing towards me. Goodness. It was none other than Ms Lesley Mwumba-Riddoch, African correspondent of BBC Scotland. Naturally, I doffed my straw boater, by the lass ignored my good manners and, grunting due to the incline, ploughed on.”