Mil News Insure your book for £ case it injures someone


Mi General
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Feb 29, 2004
An author has been told his book honouring First World War soldiers cannot be
stocked by his local council unless he takes out insurance worth £5million.

Officials said Mark Sutton needed the accident cover in case the public injured
themselves on his book - for example, if it fell on their foot or they got paper cuts.

The book has now been withdrawn from the Tourist Information Centre in
Swindon until Mr Sutton stumps up the £150 insurance premium.

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I thought I had seen it all, but this is a fine example of how ridiculous society is becoming.
The idea that he should obtain insurance for his book, because it may fall off a shelf is absurd, if the book falls of the shelf its not because of a defect in the book but because of some human error, and paper cuts?.....what utter boll**ks. :confused:

What makes me even angrier is that this particular book honours those that fought and died so that society could have the right to dream up stupid rules like this.:mad:
I must admit I never looked at books in this way before.

On my next visit to the library I must accidentally on purpose drop a large book on my foot, then I’ll call for an ambulance to take me to the hospital to have my foot examined by a doctor so that once it is all recorded, I can sue the local council and donate £150 to the author Mr Sutton so that he can put his book on display.

Is anyone will to come over to my place to witness the whole event?


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