Oats are GOOD for you! I like oats, I love porridge. From the Wiki link: Oat is the only cereal containing a globulin (avenalin), as the major storage protein. Oat protein is nearly equivalent in quality to soy protein, which has been shown by the World Health Organization to be equal to meat, milk, and egg protein. The protein content of the hull-less oat kernel (groat) ranges from 12–24%, the highest among cereals.
"Blair was like champagne and caviar, Brown is more like porridge or Haggis. He is very solid, very nourishing but not exciting,"
Haggis is TASTY and pretty nourishing: sheep's 'pluck' (the offal: heart, liver and lungs), minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock... "and traditionally boiled in the animal's stomach for approximately three hours"...OK, that last bit may 'sound' a bit dodgy but it's just a glorified sausage!
So...returning to the first quote of this post, the beeb report that Lord Desai, a Labour peer "launched an attack" on Gordon Brown's premiership saying it was like "porridge" compared with predecessor Tony Blair's "champagne"...Mr Brown must "change his style" to be "more presentable". Some 'attack'; more like a veiled complement!
It may be reported as an attack but that's complete rubbish...oats are good, haggis is good; Gordon Brown is BAAAD. He's as solid as quicksand and just as nourishing! And Blair? Well I'd say more like treacle, with an air-filled wafer soft centre.