There’s a woman in Scotland whose name you’re not allowed to say.
You pay her wages – a LOT of wages – and she theoretically works for you. But you can’t say her name.
She’s not a secret person. You’ve heard her name before. It’s been on the TV and the radio and in the papers, hundreds if not thousands of times. But if you say it now, in any context, the authorities will threaten to put you in prison.
We can’t tell you the names of the people they’ve already threatened to put in prison for saying her name – although there are many of them, including people who are supposed to represent you and people who are supposed to speak for you. We can’t even tell you the reason we can’t tell you.
You don’t have to say anything particular about her. You don’t have to suggest that she did anything wrong. You only have to say her name and you’ll be threatened, in the most chilling way, with prosecution and imprisonment.
If any of you say her name in the comments below this article, we’ll have to remove it the moment we see it, but both you and we will be threatened with imprisonment. So please don’t say her name or anything that might suggest her name or even speculate about it. Don’t say ANYONE’s name. Don’t say anything at all that might suggest who anyone was, no matter who they are. It’s not safe.
The image above is NOT a blacked-out picture of her. It’s the first generic image that came up when we Googled “mystery woman”. We say that because if anyone thought they’d worked out who she was from the image and they said her name – well, see above. The image isn’t a clue. It’s nothing to do with anything. Don’t say a name.
In George Orwell’s popular fictional novel “1984”, saying the name of “unpersons” – indeed, the mere act of acknowledging their existence in any way – would get you arrested, imprisoned and tortured by the state.
That, horrifyingly, is where Scotland stands today.