My opinion diverges from that of Big Brother Watch on the matter of the EU’s attempts to ban the ‘mosquito’.
Sure, you can argues that these devices are evil, misanthropic and insidious. And they are.
But there are two much wider and more important observations to be made.
The UK government has rejected calls to ban a device that uses a high-pitched noise to disperse teenage gangs.
A non-kneejerk reaction contrary to the bansturbators. Good.
A report for the Council of Europe last week called for a ban, suggesting its use may breach human rights law.
Refusing to bend over for the Euronumpties. Good.
You want to name and shame organisations that use these things? Have at it.
You want to lobby and campaign against their use on whatever grounds you find? Fair play.
Persuade, negotiate, shame if you have to, but banning stuff? Forget it, statist imbeciles.