Ladies and gentlemen An apology for bottling out when perhaps I should have acted. I attended my youngest sons graduation from university yesterday. All went well till the end, when as requested we all stood up for some reason. After that, the National Anthem started. One parent, right in front of me, made a point of sitting down immediately he recognised the music. Everyone else stood upright, including hundred of parents of foreign students, many of them Chinese. I should have done something, I am sure. Trouble was, it didn't seem the right time to make a scene. Also, he was about 6 inches taller than me, about 5 stone heavier, and about 20 years younger than me. He looked a right tough guy, well compared with me anyway. He was just about the only male parent there not wearing a suit. On relection I realise that there might well have been things I could have done. Was this an ideal moment for a skiffing? Should I have dropped the zip, got Private Parts out on parade and dribbled down his neck? I have never seen anyone refuse to stand for the National Anthem before - and didn't know what to do about it. So, over to you... How serious an offence is it for a UK citizen to commit? What should I have done? What would you like me to have done? What would you have done? Apologies again, for any failings on my part.