This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun relates to UK Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to Scotland yesterday during which he delivered an impassioned plea to the Scots in defence of the United Kingdom, enticing Scotland to reject independence with an offer to devolve more power to Edinburgh. Read more >>
The cartoon shows Cameron wearing a Union Jack kilt as a competitor in the stone put event of the Highland Games. However, instead of putting a stone, Cameron is attempting to throw Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond, who is leading the campaign for independence. Cameron's efforts are not helped by the fact that he is standing in a bowl of porridge. The porridge can be seen as a metaphor for the difficult (sticky?) situation in which Cameron finds himself as he tries to convince the Scots to vote 'no' in the forthcoming referendum.
Porridge is a thick, sticky dish made from oats cooked in water or milk and eaten hot, especially for breakfast. Porridge has been consumed in Scotland as a staple food since the Middle Ages. Scott's Porage Oats is a brand of porridge sold in the United Kingdom, so the cartoonist is playing on that name and the product's packaging. Dave Brown uses a very similar idea in his cartoon in The Independent.
• Full text of David Cameron's Edinburgh speech on Scottish independence (Huffington Post)
• David Cameron offers a deal to reject independence (The Scotsman)
• David Cameron in referendum offer (BBC News)
CAMERON'S EDINBURGH SPEECH