Wednesday, March 23, 2005

It's all in the Name

A couple of comments on this site have taken us to task for referring to the Minister for Fisheries and Conservation, the Right Honourable Ben Bradshaw MP, who presides over Defra's non-policy for bovine Tb as 'Rear-Admiral'.

A dictionary definition describes this rank as "Commander-in-Chief of the Navy, Commander of the Fleet or High ranking officer". We would point out that the term was awarded to Mr. Bradshaw by Britain's fishermen, in recognition of his outstanding leadership of their fleet.

Like the cattle farmers who edit this site, the fisherman (who at least are mentioned in Bradshaw's job title) are not sure to which destination his leadership is taking them. Destruction or Oblivion?
Quite apt really we thought.

What on earth did you think we meant?

1 comment:

Frank said...

I like 'Leading the fleet to Oblivion'. Very good.
If 'Rear-Admiral' excites the imagination of some of your readers, how about Captain 'Birdseye' Bradshaw?