We seem to have lost sight of the fact that throughout history 90% of people have behaved quite normally 90% of the time. Agatha Christie, for instance, was home-schooled and at no point was she forced to eat breadcrumbs from her neighbour’s bird table. Of course, at the extremes, you have 5% who are goodie-goodies and who become vicars, and 5% who build exploding hiking shoes and starve their children to death. It’s this oddball 5% that is targeted by the tidal wave of legislation…. It just changes the pattern of everyday life for everyone else. This is what drives me mad.
Great rant from Jeremy Clarkson: