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“A CONTROVERSIAL bid by Aberdeen City Council to become the first local authority in Scotland to outlaw begging from its streets, has been rejected by the Scottish Executive.” (Scotsman)

The initiator of the bid, a certain Mr. Greig (LibDem … reflect on that abbreviation!), sees one of the main reasons for beggars to frequent Aberdeen City Centre at night time being that “people who are drunk come out of the pubs and clubs and feel very generous to humanity in general” (so he told the Scotsman). Any regular punter would, however, welcome this development, since traditionally generosity to humanity in Aberdeen used to express itself in attacks of the more violent kind on innocent passers-by.

(Via The Scotsman – Scotland – Aberdeen, full article here.)