ref date:1 May 1998 (WBA)
London slights Scots technical know how
The world trade fair to be held in Lisbon (Portugal) on 22/May this year uses
CD technology and multi media to show the so called "UK" , as Robin Cook Foreign Secretary put it, as a "dynamic, forward-looking country".
But is depicts the Scots using images not of Scots leading cancer research,
computer technology and oil expertise , but as the land of
of the Loch Ness monster, golf, the Edinburgh military (London controlled)
tattoo and misty highland mountains.
One Foreign Office official said this was perfectly acceptable as "If some crusty colonel who has retired to the Algarve comes to the exhibition this is what they will expect to
To hell with the Foreign Office.
Scots business leaders ought to be bloody incensed. Who the hell do these
morons in London think they are? The expo is primarily to promote
business interest in attending countries. We already have the Scottish
Tourist Board doing a fine job of showing the world what a good holiday
destination and cultural wonderland Scotland is.
I'm surprised the CD doesn't show what a great place Scotland is to bury your countries Nuclear waste.... Its all London thinks the Scots and Scotland are fit
for after all. Well that and to extort and rape revenue from Scottish
Fire Robin Cook.