The story in this morning's Scotsman about the UK High Speed rail network nearly had me choking on my cornflakes --- nothing to do with the actual proposals, I hasten to add ...
... but have a quick look at the SNP comment about the (supposed?) plans to brand the line the "Union Railway" (fifth paragraph down):
"The name, intended to celebrate the political partnership that has linked Scotland and England for more than 300 years, irritated Nationalists who slated the UK government for politicising the project by making it an overt symbol of the Union".
Politicising a project by using overt national symbols - well, I never!
I'm sure the Scottish Government used to be called the Scottish Executive or something like that....
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