Nadine Dorries

Lorraine Kelly won a Bafta special award in recognition of her 40 years in television

Alison Rowat: What Scotland's Lorraine Kelly can teach the UK about class
Here is what happened at the Baftas on Sunday. Lorraine Kelly had just accepted a special award from fellow Scot Brian Cox to mark her 40 years in television. After thanking Bafta she told the audience what a good thing it was to give others a helping hand. Don’t pull up the ladder behind you, she said. Please make it possible for kids like her, from a very working-class Glasgow background, to have the same chances she had. Gesturing to Cox, who grew up desperately poor in Dundee, she said: “We’ve had amazing opportunities, but I just want everyone to have those opportunities.”