In England, don’t kill anybody. You’ll be hung. In front of a French jury, if you have a bit of imagination, a good-looking face and a smart lawyer, you can just about save yourself. But twelve English jurors will have no sympathy for your hurt and heartbreak. They’ll have you strung up by the neck until you’re dead.
So be careful, and avoid their courts of law. The cross-questioning of their lawyers is so unbearably skilful that to escape their hail of questions you’ll gladly swear you stole Nelson’s Column.
Remember that respect for the law is greater here than elsewhere. In English, ‘Keep Off the Grass’ does not mean ‘Go On Then, No-one Really Cares.’