Scots have been robbed by London once again
While more angry Scots took to the streets protesting
about the obvious rigging
of the Scottish Independence referendum, Whitehall mandarins proposed a unique bonding opportunity to help repair damaged relations between Scottish citizens and Westminster politicians - a cultural exchange program. Residents from a chosen facility in Scotland would swap with their English 'compatriots', in a symbolic gesture aimed at strengthening the Union.
However, seriously underestimating contempt towards them, instead of choosing comfortable surroundings for the month long program - say, a famous institution like St Andrews University - the preferred venue, overwhelmingly supported by an independent online poll, was Edinburgh Zoo.
Warning: Do not feed the animals
As the PR disaster unfolded, one independent observer captured the prevailing sentiment, stating: "It is obviously ridiculous that the exchange program can proceed now. Moving such dangerous, predatory animals from their familiar surroundings would be completely irresponsible. And the same can be said for the residents of Edinburgh Zoo."