A group of eighteen students from Oxford and Cambridge who were accused of interrupting a man’s afternoon swim in the River Thames were today acquitted at Isleworth Crown Court.
The group, who included seven chinless, seven-foot tall American post-grad medical students, had said they were rowing across the man’s path to protest against the proletariat still existing. The judge said that their expensive educations had given them an outrageous sense of entitlement which led them to automatically presume they had right of way. But he added ‘But I see you are at my old college, so off you go!’
The man was ordered to pay costs of up to £30,000 per term.