Wednesday, 29 March 2017


All together now, "...they may take our lives, but they'll never take our..."
Presumably, the Daily Fail will be using the exact same headline if Scotland ever holds another referendum and votes to tell the rest of the United Kingdom "We're out." 

In the meanwhile, perhaps the the Fail's headline monkeys ought to ponder the minor historical detail that William Wallace lost and ended up being agonizingly dismembered, before getting too carried away with the Braveheart triumphalism. The way things are going, the reference looks like an unfortunate and all too plausible omen.

* In the unlikely event that you're a) reading this and b) not familiar with the UK and its regional quirks, the reference here is to Irn-Bru, a Scottish soft drink and national institution, once advertised under the slogan "Made in Scotland from girders."