Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mad About Raving

The rave phenomenon that so exercised Mrs. Thatcher's government appears to be undergoing a revival. This time round, thanks to Tony Blair's flurry of public-order legislation on top of a few bits of left-over Thatcher law the police have extensive power to break up gatherings of young revellers.

I can never read about raves being broken up without thinking of H.L.Mencken's remark about puritanism:

The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

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