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High Flying superhero

By day, he&#39s Scottish Life&#39s general manager of sales, battling against the wrongs perpetrated by Sandler, Pickering and their unruly gang. But, by night, he dons his Ys over his tartan trews and becomes Super Jim – defender of the nation&#39s morals. Or was it another James Gilchrist on Radio 4&#39s Today programme on Friday, taking the director of an Edinburgh Fringe production of a Stephen Fry play to task over its “offensive” material?

His on-air combatant, pulling no punches, accused our Jimbo of trying to further his political career by jumping on the crusading moral bandwagon. After the laughter had subsided, Gilchrist informed his arty-farty foe that, at 60, he was pretty sure his political career was safely behind him. MM scores the bout level on points.

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