Leading the World
Wishy-washy crypto-Europeans are pestering the Imperial Haystack over the possibility that our brothers in Britishness, the House of Saud, are about to give another demonstration of Westminster values by violating international law as well as their own. Even under the Saudi penal code, juveniles cannot be executed; hence, anyone who is about to be executed cannot have been a juvenile at the time of their offence, and the facts that they were under eighteen when arrested and were held in juvenile detention are merely irrelevant obiter dicta taken out of context by politically-correct troublemakers. The charges include terrorist offences such as throwing Molotov cocktails, observing the movements of security forces and purchasing water with malicious intent; none of which would be out of place on a statute book concocted by the minions of Mad Tessie May. Accordingly, the Saudis have been putting out statements that the death sentence is legal; and amid the usual statements about the death penalty being subject to official disapprobation and occasional synchronised tutting, the newly independent Ministry for Wogs, Frogs and Huns has dutifully fallen into line.