Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Britain sinks further into bottomless shame

Tzipi Livni, the former Israeli foreign minister, has cancelled a visit to Britain because pro-Palestinian activist groups obtained from a court a warrant for her arrest on alleged war crimes charges.

And a man who was threatened at knifepoint and tied up by a gang of masked men in his living room last year, along with his wife and children, was told he must go to prison for 30 months to preserve “civilized society” because he managed to set upon one of his attackers with a cricket bat. The attacker concerned, a criminal with more than 50 convictions, was handed a two-year supervision order for his role in the break-in at an earlier hearing. The reasoning must be that, if people take the law into their own hands, judges loose income.