Scotland Vs England 2014
On 18 September 2014, a mere 700-and-a-bit years after the Battle of Bannockburn, the latest power struggle between Scotland and England will be over, one way or another but this time probably without the swords, horses and armour. Independence is, without question, a very serious subject, but there is a funny side too. Now Ian Black, master of the witty remark, king of the one-liner and enthusiastic unfurler of the Saltire, looks at the lighter side of Independence. With more pro-Independence and anti-No-voter jokes and tales than you can shake a stick at, Scotland vs England is the perfect antidote to a very serious subject. Some very important questions are posed, such as what the new currency will be perhaps the dreichma, to combine our usual weather with some future Greek-style financial meltdown. And what goes putt and what goes putt, putt, putt, putt? The answer: a Scottish golfer and an English golfer on the Old Course at St Andrews. Scotland vs England may not help you make up your mind about the future of the nation, but in the serious times ahead when there's no escape from politicians, it will be a very welcome distraction.
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