Dear Chief Secretary to the Treasury,
I'm afraid to tell you there's no money left.
Signed, Liam Byrne

(Outgoing Labour Chief Secretary to the Treasury. May 2010)

Thursday, 21 May 2009

A "citizen" who lives in a "region".

Mrs R is asked, now and then, for her opinion.

The other day, in the profiling questions at the beginning,
she was asked of which "region" she was a "citizen". These were the options : -
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland
Mrs R wasn't aware that either of these were "regions" she had thought they were countries.

Maybe somebody, somewhere, knows something she doesn't and people like Mrs R are sleepwalking into a living in a Republic - because it's in those that individuals are referred to as "citizens".

Citizens is also a term that nice Mr Brown is using increasingly often when he refers to the people of the United Kingdom.

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