Annual Cheese Rolling Event in Trouble
Farmer Diana Smart, 86, has been making her massive 1-foot diameter "Double Gloucester" cheese since 1988 -- for the sole purpose of watching people chase it down a hill, in a race to the bottom. Due to the assumed danger of this popular event, police are warning cheesemakers that they will be responsible for any injuries that occur during the race, unless they withhold their contributions. This ban has left fans of the event outraged.
Taxpayers will be appalled that the valuable time of three police officers was wasted trying to scare an elderly lady into withdrawing her involvement in a centuries-old tradition. People expect the police to be keeping us safe and solving crime, not badgering innocent old ladies. Anyone participating in the cheese-rolling needs to take personal responsibility for themselves and the idea that Diana Smart should be liable for any injuries is frankly ludicrous. - Matthew Sinclair, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance
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