It's an interesting philosophical question: why are college Republicans in the US so much more lively than their British equivalents ? Who knows ? Still, there's nothing here to match events like this. I'd add a big What-He-Said to JH's comments, together with the addendum that the hatred and bile directed at these kids gives the lie to Liberal claims to be the voice of sweet reason. Check out their site for more on this story - and feel a strange, guilty sense of relief over the fact that the US has its TINOs too.