I read with interest the letters page in Accountancy Age (1st June 2006 page 14) and noted one particular letter from a Nick Wilson who, aside from referring to the anti merger lobby as being dinosaurs, made reference to "the parochial small minded behaviour of the so called 'leaders' of the Scottish Institute".
Imagine my surprise when turning to the letters page of the June edition of Accountancy (page 22), I see the very same letter (almost identical word for word, albeit slightly longer) from a certain Nick Wilson.
I am guessing that this is the same Nick Wilson who, back in November 2005, wrote to PASS having a go at the Scots in very similar language.
"The Scottish institute seems to be run by some very small-minded, backward parochials...!"
There's that "P" word again!
It has been well reported that the Labour Party encourage their apparatchiks to write to gullible local newspapers, eager for content, extolling the virtues of Labour and slagging off the Tories. This is a form of "low level" media campaigning and PR.
However, it is comforting to know that Accountancy and Accountancy Age would not be gullible enough to fall for such blatant media manipulation by apparatchiks of the ICAEW.