The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage.
English common law, developed over centuries, is one of the greatest gifts ever bequeathed to mankind by our fellow man. And the British know good government--they ruled over a good percentage of the planet back when the fastest method of communication was a good wind in a sail. The rights and values enshrined in our own founding documents are British in origin, only brought closer to perfection by former British subjects who became American.
Yes, I'm an Anglophile. But when I read stupidity such as that quoted above, I weep for the land of my ancestors.
Update, 9/21/08: Here's another crazy story from Britain:
The Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube has decided to introduce the ban [on weapons-related videos] for the UK only amid widespread unease about the increase in knife crime in the country.