The Tories have been getting all righteous about over-exuberant New Year revellers, but it pales into insignificance when compared with the annual celebrations in France.
PARIS (Reuters) - Youths burned 1,137 cars across France overnight as New Year's Eve celebrations once again turned violent, the French Interior Ministry said on Friday.
Car burnings are regular occurrences in poor suburbs that ring France's big cities, but the arson is especially prevalent during New Year's Eve revelry.
The number of vehicles torched was only 10 short of the record 1,147 burned this time last year, even though the Interior Ministry mobilized 45,000 police during the night -- 10,000 more than 12 months ago.
In light of this, drunks are quite a marginal problem, no?
Incidentally, there is one salient point missing from this account. You're not daft, you can find it out yourself.