Hedge Rage

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I’m back in Seattle again, and enjoying the New York Times, as always. Let’s see, what’s in the international news? Thousands in pro-democracy rallies in Hong Kong, atom bomb developments in Korea, and new laws in Norway requiring 40% female board membership in public companies.

What about the UK? Well, apparently, some people in Elstree are upset about the height of their neighbour’s hedge…

…Stalemates like these are common in Britain today, said Clare Hinchcliffe, a spokeswoman for Hedgeline, a group that lobbies on behalf of people with grievances about hedges…

Grievances about hedges? Can you imagine admitting at parties that you were a spokeswoman for Hedgeline?. What must the Yanks think of us?!

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