Britannia, waive the rules!

Though he uses it for a slightly different purpose, Mark Steyn coins the pun that provides the perfect comment on the Ministry of Defence’s authorization of the British hostages to sell their stories: Britannia, waive the rules! In the long Sunday Times (London) story on the waiver of the rules against profiteering while in service, one quote sticks out among many striking statements:

One of the hostages, Dean Harris, 30, an acting sergeant in the Royal Marines, told a Sunday Times reporter yesterday:

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