A worthy state

Congratulations to the Palestinians on having the Imperial British parliament vote to recognise their land as a state.

One presumes it to be a place with ample mineral wealth, superb infrastructure, a top level health system, secure banking, a triple-A rating, no pensioners, great shipbuilding capacity and armed forces able to fight off any enemy attack in the area, should there be such an unlikely occurrence.

It no doubt has other positives such as not being contiguous to any territory ruled by Westminster and no signs of inferiority status such as Scottish accents.

I believe the general locality even warrants a mention in the Bible; something like “a land overflowing with oil and sunny”.

How different it is from some damp, dreich, backward places one could name, but won’t.

Thomas R Burgess

St Catherine’s Square