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The Skye / Eilean a'Cheo controversy turns nasty

"Shoppers fled and shop owners hurriedly lowered their shutters as several hundred stick- and knobkerrie-wielding protesters ran down Portree's Mill Road". Source.

OK, not really. Knobkerries are not that favoured in Scotland. The reference is to Durban's Broad Street, where in a spirit of reconciliation and the clear-eyed pursuit of common sense, "The council plans to rename the Mangosuthu Highway after African National Congress (ANC) leader Griffiths Mxenge, a lawyer killed in the 1980s, and Broad Street after former South African Communist Party chairperson Dr Yusuf Dadoo".

Buthelezi himself, after whom the highway is named reckons, "Renaming cannot be conducted in a manner befitting Mao's Cultural Revolution, in which names and events that do not fit into the ruling party's liberation narrative are disdainfully ejected".

He's right, isn't he?

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Blogger Newmania said... 2:27 pm

I was fairly mortified to see they are taking sky away. It is abeautiful place and now it will always reek of busybodying bourgeois fakers  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:33 pm

I think there's probably a really bad 'Come on Eileen' pun to be had there somewhere.  



Anonymous this guy (lord browne) said... 3:33 pm

I was on Skye once. Talk about the dark side of the moon. Everyone seemed depressed.  



Blogger CityUnslicker said... 10:11 pm

This is indeed Livingstonesque. how he would love to re-brand London after his marxist heroes....er..hang on..he has done this in huge parts, hasn't he?  



Blogger dearieme said... 9:35 pm

"Eilean a'Cheo"
"Bless you"  



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