July the Fourth? We Scots say Pah! Humbug

The inglorious 12th interests us...

One of us had a very interesting email yesterday from a Yankee who uttered: "We're sorry about you Brits who can't celebrate Independence Day." What a laugh. Three directors here share Keltic roots, and two thirds are Scots, so we have to admire big time the Yanks (or should it be Tanks) who threw tea into bostoon harbour. Here in Scotland (a correspondent scribbles) should we not have done that too? No, said his English wife: "Cos otherwise you would not have met me." Strange. It now seems Yorkshire is seeking Independence from the English (called Ferenghis in Hindi), too... ®

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