I kind of like England for many other reasons, but this is downright silly.
This blog periodically makes fun of England (even though it is one of my favorite nations) for big government and political correctness, but these two stories caused my jaw to drop. First, the Daily Mail reports that a man was jailed for several hours because he was falsely suspected of writing an email that indirectly may have made an un-PC reference to Gypsies. Yes, you read correctly. It is a crime to utter bad thoughts in the nation that gave the world the Magna Carta. To add insult to injury, the investigation cost taxpayers more than $15,000:
A…businessman was arrested at home in front of his wife and young son over an email which council officials deemed ‘offensive’ to gipsies – but which he had not even written. …The 45-year-old IT boss was held in a police cell for four hours until it was established he had nothing to do…
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