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In Scotland, the Aberdeen University Student's Association banned Elizabeth Heverin from all student union buildings, debates and activities for two weeks for using "discriminatory or racist language." Another student at the public university complained after Heverin said "Rule, Britannia," the title of an 18th-century patriotic song associated with the Royal Navy, during a debate on whether to renew a student union policy of not allowing military recruiters in its buildings or at its events.

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  1. I can’t imagine how they lost their empire.

    1. I can’t imagine how they got one.

      1. Maybe working so hard to do to colonists what they’re now doing to themselves.

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  2. They my take our twitter account but, they can’t take OUR FREEDOM.

    1. And then he died – – – – – –

  3. I don’t suppose the reason is that these students are proud Scots who are deeply resentful of British rule and are still angry over the British ban on wearing kilts? (The Dress Act of 1746 made it illegal to wear “the Highland dress, including the kilt” and also reiterated the existing disarmament act.)

    If it’s that, then I get it. But it isn’t that, is it?

  4. during a debate on whether to renew a student union policy of not allowing military recruiters in its buildings or at its events

    How many buildings does the student union own?

    1. Ownership is racist.

    2. So it wasn’t really a debate, was it?

  5. Scotland has become a remarkably freedom hating society.

    1. I do like their whiskey though. Although I’ve gotten a taste for more bourbon lately.

      1. Tennessee is a lot more freedom loving.

  6. Are there any testicles left in the UK?

    1. Loads, for instance Brexit.

      Whenever the rabble get to vote they do the right thing, but the aristocracy, which still run a good part of the show are Woksters and Davos types exactly like their American counterparts.

      1. Good point.

        Perhaps Reason could report on them, and other people doing, uh, libertarian things.

      2. Not a good point at all. Brexit was a close call. Just like Trump in 2016 and 2020, half the voters would have been pissed whichever way the vote went.

        1. No, just like Trump in 2016 the vote was big enough to break the fraud factor.
          Real figures it must have been closer to 65%, which, just like Trump, accounts for the establishments shock and rage.

    2. Are there any testicles left in the UK?
      Meghan Markle absconded with the last pair.

  7. It’s always nice to see evidence that other countries are going just as insa r as the US.

    To be fair though they do have a long history of holding grudges for long periods over the smallest offense, unless you’re from a former colony then they feign indifference.

  8. This was in Scotland. Surely the song title was uttered satirically.

    1. It’s the United Kingdom that they want out of.
      Great Britain (also referred to as Britannia), home of England, Scotland and Wales, is the name of the island that they’re on.

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