Shocking and disturbing.
These are the only words I can use to describe the actions being considered by the British government.
The Guardian has the story…
Forget the EU referendum. The major test of modern democracy has fallen into the hands of the Natural Environment Research Council – over the naming of a boat.
As the polls finally closed for the naming of its new polar research ship, the NERC confirmed that the votes were overwhelmingly in favour of RRS Boaty McBoatface.
Enter the ever present fist of the omnipotent state, from The Daily Mirror…
Dreams of calling £200m polar research ship Boaty McBoatface look to be sunk after a Tory minister suggested the name would not be “suitable”.
Jo Johnson refused to back the plan for the new Royal Research Ship today despite more than 120,000 people voting for it in a landslide victory.