>the most interesting part of this story to me is that the English regard the Magna Carta as nothing to bother with:
I recently read a short book on the Magna Carta.
Basically, early 1200's, King John was a royal ----- (see what i did there?) who was really putting the squeeze on his barons for money and also men for his escapades in France.
It reached a boiling point and the barons were on the verge of rebelling, so John was forced to parlay with them and sign an agreement which checked the power of an all-powerful king and guaranteed some basic human rights.
At the time it wasn't seen as the document it is now.
Now these weird ----- who are 'taking the castle' do remind me of the weird ----- in the US who have been blabbering about being a 'sovereign citizen' and not subject to the law, etc.
Too much internet, people.