You know when you read something and you think, "this can't be true!" Even if you haven habitually low opinion of your fellow humans, particularly those in positions of political or commercial power - or even both - surely kidnapping slaves for the good of the empire is a step too far?
But it's the Times of London, the good old "Thunderer", surely they'd be reasonably sure of their facts before going to print?
Anyway, one to watch.
Of course I only got to that story because, as is my Sunday habit, I'd gone to see who was in the cross-hairs of Jeremy Clarkson this week. He's gone back to one of his regular targets, namely those of an environmental persuasion. If they buy this week's conveyance they'll lose their knees at the first minor parking lot bump.
It's bad to be a hater, but it's wonderful to watch a good hater in full flight.
And finally, went to get some timber to finish off the fence to artfully semi-hide the tank. Do you know, lattice is narrower nowadays than it was 30 years ago? I found this out after I'd brought 5 metres of lattice support home to discover that the groove running down the middle is narrower than in the previous support timber.