We are all guilty

It was hypocrisy galore down at the courts today, as the protesters who stormed the Commons chamber to protest at the hunting ban were convicted of breaching public order.

One, Luke Tomlinson – often mentioned as a friend of one of those Princes – said:

“I have never committed a criminal offence in my life and to be forced by the government to do something like that is a sorry thing.”

Well, absolutely, Mr Tomlinson. And I’m sure that when the next car thief or vandal blames society for his crime, the hunting fraternity will be among the first to write anguished letters to the Guardian.