30 July 2007

Tales froma Disunited Kingdom

As part of a new scheme to increase a sense of Britishness, Gordon Brown said he wanted the national flag flown year round on Government buildings, and eventually on police stations and hospitals across the UK. […]

Justice Secretary Jack Straw assured First Minister Alex Salmond that the new policy would not apply north of the border when he visited Scotland earlier this month, an SNP spokesman said.

He added: “Jack Straw agreed there are different considerations in Scotland than there are in England.

The meta-amusing part is that one doesn’t need to comment for readers to understand why this is so funny, yet the politicians implementing are completely oblivious. They’re like poorly built artificial intelligences, saying things that can sound intelligent but lack any larger coherence or connection to reality.

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