Posted by: secretperson | August 1, 2008

Yorkshire is a County – that Wants to Bar Darling

I don’t know if it is a deliberate attempt to promote regionalisation, but the BBC report on Yorkshire Day refers to Yorkshire as a region three times, with a brief mention of it being a county in a historical reference to the origin’s of Yorkshire day.

Yorkshire is, of course, one of the historic counties of England, and the largest. It is divided into three ridings (from the Viking word for thirds) and York, the county town has special status. Nowadays of course it is divided not into the historic ridings but into modern counties, and forms, with the Humber a euro-region. As demonstrated by the Beeb including a quote from the minister for Yorkshire and the Humber, Rosie Winterton. The rejection of regional government in the North East didn’t stop the regionalisation agenda, what a shame it washes out old traditional names.

In happier news, a Landlord in Mirfield, West Riding, has launched a beer called “Brown and Out” to persuade Gordon to leave office. I can only quote from him:

This beer is part of our ‘Darling Buds of May’ campaign to get Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown banned from every pub in Britain. These two idiots are ruining the country and people are that hard up for something to make a living on that aluminium and stainless steel kegs are being stolen and sold as scrap.

Alistair Darling and Gordon Brown have stifled the working man’s pleasures and have destroyed British pub culture, banning smoking and shoving duty through the ceiling. It’s encouraging people to stay at home and be boring.

Well said!

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