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You may have noticed lots of Union Jacks popping up in the supermarket and the British brand being pushed in lots of food stores.  There's now been a bit of a spat at Westminster with Theresa May proclaiming that S.N.P. have no right to object to Scottish produce now being marked as British. 

I guess there's some sort of drive on to unite Britain and build the brand in the face of Brexit but somehow the idea that Stornoway Black Pudding, Ayrshire Bacon and Aberdeen Angus will fly off the shelves if labeled British seems absurd – and boring. 

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Westminster has grabbed all of our resources for decades, they are simply branding it so we know our place

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I think the idea is to present a united front to the world after Brexit and to gradually centralise so that Holyrood's importance diminishes. 

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I laughed at Martina Anderson MEP talking about the Brexit bunch and how the 'arrogance oozes out of them.'  The Irish have a way with words.

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I think this imperialistic marketing ploy to stamp out the Scottish brand and promote everything under the Union Jack, might be backfiring. 
I notice on supermarket shelves that the 'British' Aberdeen Angus is being left there in favour of Saltire stamped beef.

 

Scotland's produce, innovation, design and culture also been shown at UK Tent at Royal Highland Show - they don't bother to mention Scotland.  Kind of bizarre seeing The Kelpies with the butcher's emblem accessory. 
 

abrdeen angus.jpg

culture great highland show.jpg

uk tent no mention of scotland.jpg

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