Wednesday, 2 May 2012

May Day at Oxford

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I do not know much about the traditions of the other place but am in favour of them.  According to this article in The Daily Mail the tradition of jumping into whatever their river is called only began in the 1970s but though it is not very ancient and has resulted in people hurting themselves I do not see why it is the job of the police to stop people hurting themselves, as opposed to stopping them hurting other people. 

A few years ago on this occasion, an undergraduate, who told a policeman on horseback, 'Your horse is gay', was put in the cells over night, charged with making a 'homophobic remark'. I do not think this has a funny side. I think it evidence that England is becoming, or has become, barbaric.

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