I went to the Tanner dinner in Clare Hall this evening. The German Ambassador to Britain gave a nice little speech, in one part of which (about tolerance needing to start early in life) he told a story about a recent visit to Kosovo where, on entering a school, he heard a group of children singing a sweet little song in Albanian. He asked his translator what they were singing. The translator looked embarrassed, but the ambassador pressed him. “Well”, he said, “they’re singing about how when they’re older they are going to cut the heads off Serbs”.