Monday 27 October 2008

Metro on: Elf 'n' safety and ancient laws

Now health and safety trumps Magna Carta

You can always guage just how sensible an article will be by whether or not the headline begins with 'Now...' Like this infamous effort from The Express, for example.

Now, read in horror as the Metro tells Londoners that NOW those health and safety Nazis want to overturn that relevent, up-to-date, progressive piece of legislature, the Magna Carta - you know, the one that allows you to shoot a Yorkshire man with a crossbow if he trespasses in your local church.

It was devised in 1215. That makes it almost 800 years old. That makes it old, therefore traditional, ergo, righteous and good.

Not laughably meaningless to modern British society, oh no.

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