In the Herald today, David Leask, Chief Reporter for the Wigan Times:
Dutch taxpayers have been bailing out ScotRail with loans worth around £1 million a month.The most recent financial figures available suggest Scotland’s national train operator has been kept afloat by its owner, Abellio, a wing of the Netherlands state railway.
I’m not sure the Herald sees the positives in this, but my headline does.
Is this what we used to call, back in the day, ‘going Dutch’, where your girlfriend (there were only two sexes to my knowledge when I was young before The War (Vietnam!) went ‘haffers’ on the cost of a meal out?
Mind you, I feel sure Murdo Fraser will tweet ‘Scotland so poor it needs England AND Holland to subsidise it!’