Sunday, March 18, 2012

Unionist driving instructors need not apply...

I think at long last I might have found a reasonable definition of that slippery term 'Cybernat', ie. someone who honestly thinks that unionists are no good for anything, not even driving lessons. I was rather alarmed to spot this post on a Facebook group a few hours ago -

"Anyone know of an SNP member who is a driving instructor and is good? Please let me know, ta!"

Actually, to be fair, he was probably just hoping for a freebie from a fellow Nat!


  1. Why alarming? There is nothing wrong with preferring to do personal business with people who share your political beliefs. He wants to help out fellow nationalists by giving them his business. Nothing in the world wrong with it that I can see.

  2. Ezio Auditore da Firenze - Jiving into New WorldMarch 18, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    I emphathise with this chap completely.

    I, Ezio, rarely use anything but the most passionate Florentine nationalists for my wig-making needs!

  3. I know a Tory driving instructor that refuses to teach me to drive

    But that's because he's a relative and he believes teaching relatives/friends to drive is a good way to start a fight

  4. Having once had a couple of driving lessons from a family member, I can certainly vouch for the truth of that!

    J R Tomlin : Well, of course I was being light-hearted in my post, and there are any number of possible reasons for the way he phrased his request. But to take your point seriously, even if he genuinely does want to 'give his business to someone who shares his beliefs', that's entirely his prerogative, although personally I think it's a bit extreme to think in terms of 'unionist hairdressers', 'nationalist plumbers', etc. This isn't Northern Ireland circa 1973, and do we really want it to be?