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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Quintessence of Parochialism

We're doing some stock development work with a few other library authorities and to help it along some of us have bought into an online service that does a lot of the hard work for us. One of our colleagues wants to join in the purchase but is having problems caused by their Executive Procurement Unit, who says:

"Council policy is that we do not purchase directly from companies based in foreign countries."

The company's head office is in Glasgow.


Pat said...

I know what he means. Not a word to Jimmy!

Macy said...

Oh God. Alex Salmond would be overjoyed...

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: he'd do his nut!

Macy: I suspect that half of English officialdom is populated by Scots Nats.