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Monday, April 20, 2009

Only in the Telegraph

In which the Sunday Closing riots of 1855 prove exactly analogous in the matter of police behaviour regarding more recent events

"One witness had seen a constable 155, but when the man with that number appeared before the commission, his superior officer explained that he was employed by the Inland Revenue checking omnibus numbers, and the man said that last time he had worn his uniform was at the Duke of Wellington's funeral (in 1852)."

Not sure why, but like everything at which we feel constrained not to laugh for reasons of injury and propriety, the whole report is hilarious.

Feargal

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