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They certainly know how to have fun in Sweden

Two outwardly unrelated tales from the land of ice and snow:

The Riksdag has an (apparently all-party) Sobriety Group. I cannot see that one of those would get very far in these parts, although doubtless there are a few temperance fanatics lurking in Westminster. Some of the group's members are urging a dry parliament, which might lead to fewer idiotic and unworkable laws there, as it might here. Probably fewer tales for the tabloids and sundry gossipy bloggers too.

And to cap that, pity the poor parliamentarian with a urge to pyromania - the sale of larger fireworks to individuals is set for a ban.

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Blogger Newmania said... 1:38 pm

ha ..I did a post about how boring they were. they all changed the sadie of the road thgey drove on in the 60s. Imagine that here ...Italy forget about it .  



Blogger Ordovicius said... 1:50 pm

I used to hitch-hike around the continent a lot. As you may know, the best place to try and get a lift onto a motorway is next to the motorway at the motorway's entrance. Sweden was the only place where there was absolutely no graffiti on the back of the motorway sign. Or litter. A Swedish rebel is somebody who rides his bicycle on the pavement, or who doesn't wait for the green man when crossing the road -even if there is absolutely no traffic.  



Blogger Ed said... 2:23 pm

I think with Mr Brown's sudden interest in further booze tax here (budget deficit, what budget deficit?) a good place to start would be in the Houses, or at least cut their subsidy.

The Swedes don't seem very individualistic.  



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