Four days after Scotland’s new satirical website, The Daily Mash, published a ludicrous tale headlined, ‘Eat Your Own Rubbish’, where it was claimed that Scottish councils were planning to shift from weekly refuse collections to never, the Daily Mail in Scotland splashed on the same story.
There were some subtle differences.
The Daily Mash said householders would have to consume their own waste, while the Mail said they would be forced to recycle it.
Even so, the similarity was uncanny.
Life imitates art? Or are the workings of Scottish local authorities just beyond satire?
Either way, it clearly pays to read The Daily Mash if you want to know what’s going to be in next week’s news.
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