AS the BBC's main man in the run up to Scotland's referendum, James Naughtie should be inundated with questions about independence pros and cons.
he has written a novel about seedy parliamentarians that is being published just as independence debate is hotting up.
"I said, 'That didn't go out, did it?' He just pointed at his computer screen and the emails were rolling in so fast the page was just going up and up. The nice thing about it was that everybody, including Jeremy Hunt, knew it was just a terrible mistake Nike Air Max 2015 Mens and a cock up.
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BBC veteran James Naughtie still in thunt for redemption after his infamous on
But the Scots presenter of Radio 4's Today show and Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland admits he has yet to shake off an embarrassing and hilarious spoonerism.
"I had a couple of years working for the Press Journal in Aberdeen and then I went down to work reporting on politics from London in 1977," he said.
"A minister in the government could wander out of his office and go missing for two hours and nobody knew where he was. It's impossible to imagine that now with us all hooked into the system Nike Air Max Tavas Essential Price
Live on air, Naughtie, 62, trailed an interview with the then Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to Radio 4 listeners and accidentally got the C in culture and H for Hunt mixed up.
"It is the fag end of politics. The Heath government had fallen in 1974, Wilson had disappeared in 1976. The Callaghan government was hanging by a thread.
He has drawn on his experience reporting on Westminster for close on 40 years to create the page turning thriller called The Madness of July.
To make matters worse, he tried to carry on by reading the 8am news, while battling a fit of hysterics as listeners choked on their cornflakes.
SCOTS presenter says he'll never live down slip of the tongue involving Jeremy Hunt and tells how Gray Nike Air Max Thea
"I don't know what party Flemyng, the central character, is in. Setting it in the 1970s meant I didn't have to worry about mobile phones.
"I was convulsed with a mixture of hilarity and horror, you can imagine with what I had said. I got out of the studio and walked pathetically up to the editor who was sitting in his chair.
"Also, the period is an attractive time because it has the end of the era in a sense, with the wartime generation passing away.
"I was in the studio on my own and I had to read the headlines, otherwise I would have been under the table," said Naughtie.
SCOTS presenter says he'll never live down slip of the tongue involving Jeremy Hunt and tells how he has written a novel about seedy parliamentarians that is being published just as independence debate is hotting up.
"It was a great political time of instability and drama and a pretty good time to be around, a terrific time to be a reporter."
"I don't think anybody thought there was anything political about it.
24 hours a day.
"It was when the first great devolution fandango was happening.
Now, with fewer than 200 days to go until the big vote, Naughtie admits his most embarrassing moment won't go away even in the Nike Air Max Thea Mid Black Sail
He added: "For a long time, I have wanted to do a book set with a political background.
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