Foreign News: Hosenselbst

Hosenselbständigkeifsgefühl

As any salty Scotsman knows, people who sugar their oatmeal (i.e., the English) have no real appreciation of Bobbie Burns's "halesome parritch." But few Scots were prepared for the blow struck last week against oatmeal. Not only did London ration Scottish oatmeal, but it announced the order in a list concerning sago, tapioca and other plebeian foodstuffs.

"If we are to play about with the staple food of Scotland," cried Tory M.P. Lord William Montague-Douglas-Scott, "we believe it should be done at least by a separate order, and not classified in the same...

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