Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting, Glue, and others, is standing up for a friend facing deportation. Chilean refugee Ernesto Leal, 41, is being housed at Belmarsh Prison and his family fears he will be forced from the country. But Welsh told the Scottish Press Association that “He may have a Chilean background but he’s as Scottish as a deep-fried Mars bar supper. Somebody at the Home Office has obviously made a monumental cock-up here.”
Deep-fried Mars bar? Ah didnae ken that Scotland hud so much in common wi ma native South. Thick accents, aye, ah hud kent aboot that. But fried candy? That’s jist barry.