Only third in the Nanny State league? Go sit on naughty step
Well, that was a week of it, that's for sure.
It started off with the row over our Government voting for Saudi Arabia to be placed on the UN Commission on the Status of Women (let's be honest, we know they did), then veered into a bizarre blasphemy case involving Stephen Fry, which was then dropped for reasons which are as sinister as the initial 'offence'.
Blasphemy laws are bad, for sure. But the decision by the police not to press ahead with a case because there weren't enough people outraged by the comedian's remarks has now made it official - if enough people kick up a stink, the cops will listen to you.