Saturday, 3 April 2010
Watching Channel 4 News on the internet the other day, I was looking forward to some absurd stories to mark April Fool's Day. I wasn't disappointed.
Firstly, the creation of a nature reserve in the Chagos Archipelago means that the rights of sea slugs take precedence over the rights of humans.
Secondly, a Lebanese man faces execution in Saudi Arabia on charges of 'sorcery'.
Sadly, neither story was an April Fool's joke. Oh dear.
It seems that the venerable tradition of April 1st is under threat from the increasing absurdity of reality.
PS: For more information about the plight of the Chagossians click here.