Don't mention the S-word as Labour give Scotland a Great British shake-off

IT WAS compared with Basil Fawlty’s “Don’t mention the war” sketch. But in this case, it was no joke.

Labour MPs at Westminster have been told by advisors not to use the word Scotland.

Apparently, it “plays to the SNP’s separatist agenda” and should be avoided at all costs.

They are allowed to mention the names of cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, as long as they make it clear they are part of the UK, not that other upstart place.

The internet had lots of fun with this clumsy attempt at redacting a nation.

There were pictures of old steam trains titled The Flying Man and arguments over what to call Macbeth now the S******* play is censored.

Someone asked if Jockistan, the offensive term used on TV by Kelvin MacKenzie, was deemed more acceptable by Labour. Probably.

We’ve been here before, of course.

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