Friday 17 January 2003

Scottish cultural note

Boyd Tunnock is the boss of Tunnock's biscuit makers. This capitalist exploiter is celebrating his 70th birthday by spending £70,000 on a party for his 600 workers and, what's more, giving them the next day off work to recover from their modest night out at the Glasgow Hilton. To think that this man has become rich by persuading people to voluntarily hand over their hard-earned cash in exchange for caramel wafers, snowballs and caramel logs. Surely Mr. Tunnock should have become a civil (sic) servant, lived off the taxpayer and retired at 50 on an inflation-linked pension. Or am I missing something?