Clive Crook pops back to Blighty and finds himself pining for the sanity and phlegmatic common-sense of life in the United States. Can't say I blame him. Consider this story, for instance: plans for a Christmas ice-rink in Bath have been abandoned after complaints that the temporary rink would be a magnet for paedophiles who could take advantage of it to "groom" children.
Not to get all Daily Mail on you, but not for the first, nor I fear last, time there's not much you can do except wonder what on earth is wrong with this country.
[Hat-tip: Mr Worstall]