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Reader’s comment: Would a spoonful of Buckie help the medicine go down?


In response to Gary Oliver: SNP goes bonkers over Buckfast, Partridge wrote:

With all due respect to Yorkshire, I live in God’s own county (Devon, rhymes with heaven) not too far from Buckfast Abbey, and a thousand years of this wonderful place must be celebrated in every possible way.

Accordingly, I shall be getting a couple of extra bottles of the demon drink. And I shall have an excellent lunch at the Abbey’s restaurant. I’ve never had a problem with the tonic wine. Nor, to my knowledge, has anybody else, anywhere. Only in Scotland. Which suggests that the problem lies not with the wine, but with the Scots.

Being a member of the ideological and totalitarian Socialist Scottish National Party, we might understand the SNP gentleman wanting it banned from Scottish screens. However, his letter to the BBC demands that they remove the Buckfast Antiques Roadshow from screens everywhere. It is therefore arrogantly nonsensical.

But doubtless a little sweetener, a case of the aforementioned wine perhaps, would help him and his party change their minds?

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