Friday, 16 January 2015

Great chieftain

I see that one of our esteemed 'betters', Lord McColl of Dulwich, has said that he thinks that the US should lift the ban on the importation of haggis, as it would help to address the obesity issue in that country.  Apparently he thinks it's a scandal that American-Scots are being denied this 'wholesome' food, which US citizens would no doubt find a welcome alternative to their native fast-food.

I have to wonder if there's something in the water in the House of Lords (or maybe the champagne?).  Firstly haggis is a bit like marmite - you either love it or loathe it.  I loathe it personally.  Secondly, I can't see people who are used to McDonald's, Taco Bell and Domino's taking to haggis, even though the ingredients probably are rather better than what they're used to.

Finally, if haggis is such a healthy food, how come we have an obesity problem here, the home of the haggis?  Not to mention the appaling rates of heart disease.

Frankly I think this one must have come about after an exceptionally good lunch.  Maybe they had haggis on the menu in the House of Lords that day.


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