Ned comedy

If you don’t live in Scotland, you probably haven’t seen this: it’s Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson announcing a get-tough policy on anti-social behaviour by neds (“Ned” is the Scots equivalent of “yob” or “chav”).

As a letter in today’s Glasgow Herald puts it:

It was comparable to the scene in the Pink Panther film when bungling Inspector Clouseau is busy interrogating the blind beggar about his “unlicensed minky” while all around him there is pandemonium as a bank robbery takes place.

[Photo from the Evening Times site]