Thursday, 21 October 2010

Grapefruit Cutters and Slippery Slopes

The High Court has ruled that grapefruit knives are knives and therefore it is illegal to sell them to under-18s. After originally being ruled as fine by three magistrates the ruling was overturned. From the BBC:

Steve Johnson, trading standards manager, said it would have set a "dangerous precedent" if the ruling had not been overturned.
The slippery slope argument apparently only works one way.

1 comment:

  1. Terrible article by the BBC.

    Looking at the photo I was thinking, well it's clearly a knife, but when you read the description, "a four-inch long pointed blade serrated on both sides and curved at the end" it's clear that the photos is unrelated to the case.

    What they are describing is this: