There's a lot of fuss in the media about the entirely tasteless antics of St Andrew's university students in burning an effigy of Barack Obama. It's a crude ritual that really should not happen in a modern, liberal society.
No matter how much I disliked someone, carrying out some mock execution on their likeness is not something I'd consider doing.
I don't think these things should be banned, but I have no problem in calling out the perpetrators for being small minded, intolerant idiots.
I do wonder, though, where the media were last year when the lefties were hanging effigies of Nick Clegg during the student demos.
Where was the condemnation and the outrage at this equally unpleasant act?
Double standards, much.