...here are some news snippets about Britain today. I have not made up any of these.
- A town in Dorset where it has long been traditional for a local (17th century) militia to fire blanks from their muskets over the Christmas Tree has banned the practice on the grounds that the noise may frighten some children.
- A town has not put up any Christmas lights because going up the necessary ladders etc to do would would constitute a "health and safety risk" for the workmen.
- Young teenagers are to be given abortion pills in a pre-Christmas package, on the grounds that they will be sexually active at Christmas parties, and abortion drugs should be distributed well in advance.
- Police at a seaside resort will be handing out contraceptives to people at local pubs and clubs over the Christmas season.
Dear Lord, what has become of our country?