Dammit, I leave you alone for five minutes...
It seems that the British government has gone completely mental and has threatened to revoke the diplomatic (embassic?) status of the Ecuadorian embassy in London so that they can arrest Julian Assange. This sort of thing JUST ISN'T ON. I don't care if the man is an attention-seeking know-all of the highest order, you can't just walk into Johnny Ecuador's embassy and start arresting people willy-nilly. There are procedures and protocols in place. We should know, becuase we probably invented most of them. Over a card game. At our club.
Perhaps a piece in which we examine the ways that crass modern life has corrupted the ways that countries used to act towards one another. Why does no-one declare war before kicking off anymore? Why do nations no longer try to prevent these declarations of war by placating the potential aggressor with bits of countries that belong to other people entirely? Etc.