Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Monday, 24 August 2015
Credit where credit's due
Early this morning, the three Americans who disarmed the train terrorist were awarded a well-deserved medal by the President. Good for them. It had to be quick, because they are just about to finish their holiday.
The Frenchman who assisted wants to remain anonymous. I don't blame him. He has to live there after all, and you never know who will be out to get him or his family in the future. The French crew who barricaded themselves behind a steel door, ignoring shouts for help from the rest of their passengers have been defended by a minister who says they did exactly the right thing according to the rules...
The Englishman who assisted was not awarded anything other than a round of applause, but then again there are historical reasons for this. England and France are still vaguely at war, albeit in the form of tetchy little squabbles over cheese which break out now and then.
The Englishman did, however, perform an act of selfless bravery which went far beyond the call of duty in a foreign land:
He removed his tie in public so that it could be used to bind the hands and feet of the terrorist!