Spotted a story in one of the newspapers at work. It is, fortunately, also on the internet.
A Scottish SNP MEP called Alyn Smith (he almost has more letters after his name than in it – pity none of them mean anything) has responded to the Canadian ban on Irn Bru by insisting the EU ban Justin Beiber.
Irn Bru, for those unfamiliar with it, is a Scottish fizzy drink made out of rusty water and sugar. Putting it in whisky should be a hanging offence. It does taste nice though.
The story is thoroughly hyped. I am pretty sure (not 100%, not with modern politicians) that his remarks were at least half-joking. Banning Justin Beiber would be pointless anyway, he is currently racking up a list of serious charges in the US and is likely to be singing ‘Jailhouse Rock’ for a good few years if he keeps going.
Canada has not banned Irn Bru or Marmite or any of the other things. What they say happened was that a shipload of stuff turned up without the right paperwork for the meat part of the load, so Canada sent the whole shipment back. Irn Bru and Marmite just happened to be in the same shipment.
So there is no ban (can someone in Canada, or who knows for sure, confirm this?). The MEP has overreacted, he has apparently written Letters of Outrage to some people nobody gives a toss about and if he includeed ‘Ban Justin Beiber from the EU’ in those letters, the recipients are likely to respond ‘I thought we already had, because of the monkey incident?’
If he was joking, and I really hope he was because the alternative is that he has the mental faculties of a toddler, he should really know by now that it was a bad idea. There is no sense of humour among the Sinisters, those of the Left, and he is paid to promote their humourless world. If he is really one of the Sinisters himself then he cannot have been joking. They don’t know how.
In which case, it suddenly becomes clear why they want to reduce the voting age. They need to get it down to about five or six so that they can appeal to those whose idea of retaliation is similar to their own.
Are we really reduced to schoolyard politics? Even as a joke, it was a crass and feeble threat. What happened to the Scots?
Come on, Scots. Pull yourselves together. Stop voting for children just because they have the right colour badge.
Vote for people, not parties.