The fag end of history...

The weekend saw the last council meeting of the Association of University Teachers Scotland union, shortly to turn into UCU Scotland. The union was determined to make it a memorable event, inviting all past presidents to a reception. But one, John Duffy, had different ideas about the historical significance of the event. He informed delegates gravely:

"This is the last Friday night you'll be able to smoke in a pub in Scotland."

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