There has been furore at the Scottish Government as it became apparent that the Delivery Director behind the highly successful Rural Payments System has not been included in the Queen’s honours list despite massive support across rural Scotland for recognition.
Tavish McFiery of the Ginger clan, a whisky farmer just outside Glasgow said “there’s been massive support for this guy to be awarded an OBE or an MBE. He’s completely changed our lives with the CAP system.”
Yesterday it came to light that hundreds of farmers across Scotland had signed a petition for the Delivery Director of the CAP system to be given a special award.
“It would have been a great opportunity for this man to be shown the true debt of gratitude this country owes him for his efforts” Nicola Sturgeon added. “I suspect that the only reason they didn’t is because it would have justified another Scottish Independence referendum.”
A spokeswoman for the Scottish Government said, “we’ve never heard of the Delivery Director and have no contracts with anybody. In fact, we don’t exist either.”