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Having a Go

Queen Elizabeth of England almost had a very unwelcome guest: a fake Santa (and no, it was not the rector of Glasgow university):

British police arrested eight fathers’ rights activists after an abortive attempt to scale a church on Queen Elizabeth’s country estate.

 

Fathers 4 Justice — famous for pelting Prime Minister Tony Blair with a flour-filled condom in parliament and breaking into the Queen’s Buckingham Palace this year — was hoping for a similarly high-profile Christmas Day stunt.

 

Some 14 campaigners descended before dawn Saturday on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, in eastern England, to try and get one of them onto the church roof dressed as Santa before the royal family were due there for morning service.

 

But police, who track the group closely given their remarkable security breaches earlier in the year, swooped with dogs before they could reach the church.

 

“It was worth a stab. It was too good an opportunity not to have a go,” F4J founder Matthew O’Connor told Reuters.

Which is precisely what the Queen was thinking when this picture was taken:

 

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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