Friday 1 April 2005


For some reason Andrew Duffin thinks that this news is some kind of April Fool's joke:
EUROPEAN bureaucrats will push forward legislation today to force the Scottish Executive to change place-names that offend or discriminate on the grounds of race and gender.
I'm afraid that it's no joke. At least, that's what First Minister Jack'n'Jill McConnell told me.

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David Farrer said...

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Geoff Matthews
I read this Thursday night, not realising that the next day was April Fool's. It certainly made much more sense in the light of that secular holiday.  
However, if this is no bluff (Parentwell?), I truly mourn for the good folk of Scotland. Helensburgh is a truly wonderful town.

4 April 2005, 04:35:03 GMT+01:00
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Neil Craig
Motherwell is to become less offensive, apparently by 1st April 2006.

1 April 2005, 23:54:52 GMT+01:00
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Chris A
I'm sorry but I cannot believe that.  
If it's true, then which 'offensive' place-names would be altered?

1 April 2005, 22:03:04 GMT+01:00