Day: September 25, 2007

State of the Union

The Telegraph reports that more than one-fifth of crime in London is committed by foreigners:

Poles, who have entered Britain in record numbers since they joined the European Union in 2004, committed 2,310 crimes in the first six months of this year to become the most prolific offenders.

Romanians, whose country became part of the EU in January, committed more than 1,000 offences — an eightfold rise on the same period in 2006, according to Metropolitan Police figures for solved crimes.


A reader sent me one of those “I’ve added you as a friend on Facebook” emails, so I went to have a look at Facebook, but decided against opening an account there. Maintaining this blog in its two parallel versions is all the “online social networking” I’m going to need, thanks. Sorry if you got an email, too, while I was deciding.