the words Hell and Handbasket figure largely in my head today…
In west London a 47-year-old former British Heavyweight Champion is in hospital fighting for his life.
Not because of any boxing-related issue.
But just because he asked a couple of guys in a clubÂ not to smoke.
Well, it’s illegal to smoke indoors in a public place, right?
So these guys, the smokers, put out their cigarettes.
And left the club.
But on the way out.
One of the smokersÂ drew aÂ gun and shot the guy.
Bang bang you’re dead.
Except that James – the ex-boxing champion – is still hanging in there.
What kind of a country do we have here now?
I’m so sad and ashamed.