Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Funnily Enough..

A little anecdote, a sort of antithesis of Ian Dale's

When coming back to the fine city of Norwich after myself and a group of friends had been visiting a friend in the Midlands, I was surprised that the other car had arrived home a little later, surprising since last time I saw them they were speeding off into the distance. Turned out that a policeman had pulled them up and on hearing their protests of ignorance had said "Slow down sonny, next time we won't be so lenient."

The point? Wrongdoing needs to be considered with a little common sense. Crime is not a binary thing. Doing 70 in a 30 zone and doing 35 are both breaking the law, but one would seem fairly minor whereas the other is seriously wrong. On a scale of wrongdoing, this business with David Abrahams is actually fairly minor.