...OR MORE ACCURATELY, YOUR TAXES AND A PILE OF BORROWINGIt seems that the UK government has decided to show us how grateful we should be for their beneficence with our taxes.
We have long been told that our little northern land is heavily subsidised by the generous and kind remainder of the UK, despite figures which have shown the contrary.
Now we are to be treated like the foreigners they keep on telling us we are not.
Good things that come to us through our membership of the United kingdom are to be labeled with a UK flag in the same way that aid for the third world is labeled as being from Britain.
According to the Daily Mail, "The use of the logo is seen as a small step in shoring up support for the UK north of the border, with the SNP set to make big gains in May’s general election".
Well, I wish them luck with that. Another daft blue Tory idea which will be promoted by the much loved Danny Alexander!!!
I wonder how many of these things they can attach to bridges and roads in the nine weeks before the election. It goes without saying that they will anger as many people as they will cheer.
And of course most people will simply not notice them, unless they are huge and obtrusive. Still, in these times when we have money to burn... why not?
The plan has been drawn up with Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude (wouldn't you know it?), who said, amazingly without a single "jolly well": ‘As part of our long term economic plan, this government is investing in our nation's physical and digital infrastructure.'
Erm... Francis, isn't that what governments are supposed to do, you know, when they aren't arranging lucrative jobs for themselves so that they don't have the indignity of having to live on between £70,000 and £150,000 a year, you know compared to a working class pensioner living on £114 a week!?
Actually, I don't really have any objection to it, as long as they remember to label all the rotten filthy things they do to us with our own taxes.
For example: JobcentrePlus, killing sick people off every day, brought to you courtesy of the British Government with a large Union Flag on it next to the smiling face of Iain Duncan Smith. (And yes, we are sure you know how to make him smile.)