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Saturday, 17 December 2011

The logical endpoint of drugs policy

The government has signalled it is to ban all forms of skydiving in the wake of more than a dozen deaths in the UK linked to the activity in recent years.

"It is a dangerous thing to do and we need to send a message to people that is is not acceptable." a government spokesperson said. "There is no such thing as a safe way to skydive and we need to protect our children and communities from its potentially deadly effects".

Ministers have asked the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Sports to review the category that skydiving is placed in in order to determine the appropriate penalties for people found indulging in the activity including mandatory prison sentences for anyone caught supplying parachutes.

A senior placed source also indicated that they were looking into potentially banning other sports where people have died in recent years including bungee-jumping, horse-riding and table-tennis.


Anonymous said...

Pssst! If you're one of the many people who will continue to skydive anyway, I know a guy who can get hold of some home-made parachutes. They're as safe as the real thing. Honest.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Psst, Anon's mate's parachutes are rubbish.

But my mate does a nice line in package tours to a country not far away where sky diving is still legal. .