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A wonderful heartwarming moment that made me proud to be British

No, of course it wasn’t the 8:12 offical start of the Olympic Games.

It was the news that Paul Chambers had been acquitted.

Over two and a half years ago, on 6th January 2010, Paul Chambers – then a trainee accountant – tweeted

Crap! Robin Hood airport is closed. You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!

The tweet was noticed a week later by a manager at Robin Hood airport, who realised it wasn’t a credible threat but reported it to his managers. (In the whole trail of actions, this part was the one action I found reasonable: looking out for mentions of your workplace on social media and passing it on to management if it’s in any way unusual is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.) His managers also realised it wasn’t a credible threat, but contacted the police anyway. Why? Who knows. Some jobsworth decided.
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