Liberal Democrats and the war against textiles

Apparently people attempting to enter the conference centre at Brighton with knitting needles are having them confiscated as they may be used as deadly weapons. It’s hard to see why this rule is being applied to needles but not to pens which would have a similar effect if you stuck one in someone’s eyeball.

Just to make things even more surreal, the NHS stall are handing out pens made out to look like syringes. You would have thought that security would have rather more difficulty with syringes full of dubious-looking blue liquid, but there you go.

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