The UN has recently published the long-awaited league table for ‘most violent developed country’.
It’s another British triumph:
A UNITED Nations report has labelled Scotland the most violent country in the developed world, with people three times more likely to be assaulted than in America.
England and Wales recorded the second highest number of violent assaults while Northern Ireland recorded the fewest.
Perhaps the recent Orange Order activity in Northern Ireland will lift the laggards there from their current bottom of the table placement. They could probably learn something from their fellow religious battlers in Scotland who take their holy fervour to football games:
The attacks have been fuelled by a “booze and blades” culture in the west of Scotland which has claimed more than 160 lives over the past five years. Since January there have been 13 murders, 145 attempted murders and 1,100 serious assaults involving knives in the west of Scotland. The problem is made worse by sectarian violence, with hospitals reporting higher admissions following Old Firm matches.