Friday 11 July 2003

String 'em up!

In the good old days Edinburgh graves were dug up for the purposes of medical science. On occasion, additional bodies were obtained by rather unscrupulous means. The Edinburgh authorities hanged Mr Burke in 1829 in front of a crowd of over 30,000 townsfolk.

In our more civilised era it's the political authorities themselves who vandalise graveyards:

COUNCIL workmen have been accused of vandalising a city cemetery by pushing over hundreds of headstones.

Furious residents in Kirkliston have demanded the local authority foots the bill to pay for the damage caused after the cemetery was left looking "like a bomb had hit it".

It's time for another good hanging, I think. The health and safety fascists should pay for this.