Stranger than Fiction ?

11 Oct

Two stories from today’s online edition of The Guardian newspaper. One, both, or neither, are true.

(1) The King of Sealand, an independent sovereign state in the North Sea a few miles from Felixstowe, has died. His son, who was regent for some years, has taken the reins in his place. Its history is not uneventful, but there is hope for an orderly succession;

(2) A man in Manchester has been sent to prison for 4 months after a plea of guilty to wearing in public tasteless home-made t-shirt slogans mocking the deaths of police officers shortly after the two WPCs were murdered a month ago. He was also sentenced (separately) for other issues, and does not appear to have enjoyed harmonious relations with the city’s constabulary even before this incident. A Police Inspector described this as ‘appalling’ and the Judge* as ‘shocking.’ He was convicted under s.4A Public Order Act 1986 – intentionally causing harassment/alarm/distress, in short.

*ie the Judge described this as … – edit for Freudian slip, apologies

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