Prime Minister David Cameron is a self-confessed ‘Krankie-holic’ and has insisted the entertainers are to be taken into UK ownership as one of the conditions for allowing a referendum on Scottish independence.
But Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond says the pair – who starred in TV’s Crackerjack in the 1980s – should remain in the country of their birth.
It is believed the duo would be given pride of place in a special gala show to celebrate independence, should nationalists win a vote to leave the United Kingdom.
Alex Salmond said: “There simply aren’t enough middle aged women dressed as schoolboys in a double act with their husband on TV.
“The Krankies are as Scottish as kilts and bad breath and they will remain a symbol of all that is great about our nation.
“The may take our lives, but they will never take our Kraaaaaaankkkkkkkkkiiiiiiieeeeeeeeees!”
The Westminster Government is prepared to allow Russ Abbot to leave for Scotland as part of an exchange deal.
And there is no question of the UK seeking to adopt Gordon Brown, Aggie McKenzie, Irvin Welsh or John Barrowman.