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In bed with an elephant

Posted by Karen on April 26, 2006


There is a Lecture coming up in edinburgh titled

"In bed with an elephant. . ."

It refers to Scotland's relationship with England.
I am unclear as to what in particular about the elephant it refers to. I have used google and it has also been used to decribe the US and Canadian heath services. . . and there are a couple of books on Scotland that have this title.
In the absence of the books and being able to go to the lecture -
Could someone enlighten me?