The States of Jersey, the island's mini-parliament, have deliberated and voted in a strange new law. It is that children, not adults, should have to wear cycle helmets.
I suspected this nonsense would start somewhere. It will have two results. Firstly, parents will realise that the island's government doesn't trust them to bring up their children. They will take offence. Second, the forces of law and order will find themselves arresting five year olds. Since the little creatures are legally unable to distinguish right from wrong the rozzers will have to let them go.
The people of Jersey might wish to ask themselves why they have idiots running the place. The first thing a lawmaker should have to learn, even if it has to be knocked physically into his head, is that there is a difference between recognising something as a good idea and making people criminals if they don't do it. The second thing is that boys will be boys.