Those cases include:
- A Cheshire man who was cautioned by police for being "found in possession of an egg with intent to throw"
- A child in Kent who removed a slice of cucumber from a tuna mayonnaise sandwich and threw it at another youngster was arrested because the other child’s parents claimed it was an assault
- A woman in the West Midlands arrested on her wedding day for criminal damage to a car park barrier when her foot slipped on her accelerator pedal
- The child in Kent who was arrested for throwing buns at a bus
- A 70-year-old Cheshire pensioner - who had never been in trouble with the law - who was arrested for criminal damage after cutting back a neighbour’s conifers too vigorously
- Two Manchester children who were arrested under firearms laws for being in possession of a plastic toy pistol
But it is interesting to see libertarians and the Police Federation making common cause. Do we see the hazy outline of what a popular, anti-Blairite politics might look like here?