Monday, 12 December 2011
This appeared in today's Herald Diary.
Colin Fox, leader of the Scottish Socialist Party, tells us it's 25 years since Margaret Thatcher privatised British Gas.
He was chatting about this with some pensioners in an Edinburgh post office who recalled that the advertising slogan to encourage folk to buy shares always had the line: "If you see Sid, tell him."
One of the pensioners chipped in: "Nobody sees Sid any more. He doesn't get out of bed much as he can't afford to turn on his fire!"