Ed Driscoll

And Thus Theodore Dalrymple's Next Essay Writes Itself

Linking to an article in the London Telegraph with the Orwellian headline, “Police unable to save girl from icy river because of health and safety”, Tim Blair drolly quips, “In Britain, rules are rules:”

A girl fighting for her life after a car she was travelling in plunged into an ice-cold river was not rescued for almost two hours because health and safety rules prevented police from entering the water.

Tim adds, “Instead, her rescue had to wait until a specialist diving team arrived. From the next county. This took 97 minutes. The girl, only five years old, has since died.”

Woe, to be in England Oceania.