The Taming of the Screw?

Once upon a time, children, in this septic isle, we used to slope off to Sunday School in order to learn the rules of moral transgression. Moral authority was exclusively the preserve of the Church, who denounced sinners from the pulpit and relied on civil society to enforce its rules through shaming, shunning, and the […]

January 26, 2016

CPS accused of suppressing police corruption evidence.

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It would seem self-evident that London and the UK is the world centre for laundering ill-gotten gains – house prices in London didn’t reach their current stratospheric heights as a result of decent honest businessmen competing to house their children near to their ‘reasonably’ well paid work. Houses in London have become a commodity, a financial […]

January 24, 2016

Sister Frances Dominica Ritchie

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Sister Dominica is a 73 year old Nun from the Anglican order of ‘All Saints Sisters of the Poor‘. She eventually became Mother Superior of the order. Her younger brother, David, was born with only one lung, and she spent many years visiting him in Great Ormond Street Hospital – a family tragedy which led her […]

January 22, 2016

Janner and the Henriques Report.

Sir Richard Henriques has produced an exhaustive report describing the minutiae of every decision made in respect of Granville Janner. The main stream Media has reduced those 47 pages to: “Lord Janner: CPS and police were ‘wrong’ not to prosecute earlier, says official report”. Social Media has reduced that headline to: Disgusted by the crimes […]

January 20, 2016

George Washington and ‘I can’t tell a lie’.

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George Washington and the ‘I can’t tell a lie’ Cherry Tree fable is probably the most enduring myth about an American leader that any English schoolchild will remember. Even the myth has myths around it – the original book said ‘I can’t tell a lie’ – not ‘I cannot tell a lie’ as so oft […]

January 19, 2016

Lord Bramall: IPCC identify ‘victim’.

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For all the richly deserved ‘scrambled egg‘ that decorates Lord Bramall’s formal dress, none can mean as much to him as the discreet star depicted here – which signifies that he was the 973rd person personally chosen by the reigning monarch to join the select 24 Knights of the Garter. He is currently the second […]

January 18, 2016

Odour Cologne.

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‘Taharrush gamea’ – it sounds like a sexually transmitted disease; a cross between Thrush and Gonorrhea. It is a word you will become only too familiar with in the coming weeks. Taharrush gamea is spreading like the plague across Europe. It is an Arabic word, one that originally referred to the sexual molestation of children. In the heady […]

January 16, 2016

Release the ‘Booze Hound’ from Anonymity!

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Would you give Louis Richardson a job? Reading History, head of the Debating Society, member of the Conservative Party, a confident, presentable, appearance; he should score well as you sift through the initial pile of CVs – until you come to the results of HR’s trawl through social media, an essential check in today’s world. […]

January 15, 2016

Historic Allegations of a ‘Liverpool Kiss’.

Bring out your grievances! Bring out your grievances! Let the charges ring out! It’s that time of year; the normally scattered family is gathered round the festive table, the Sherry bottle’s empty, Grandad’s fallen asleep, Mum has insisted on White Christmas being played five times as a reward for burning the Turkey, and everyone is reminiscing… […]

November 28, 2015

Truth is the first casualty.

As the media gird their loins for days and weeks worth of satisfying bleeding, crying, heart-rending front pages, one question stands out ‘How could young men become so radicalised that they turn into suicide bombers’. We seem to be forgetting that we in the West also have a society where young men are prepared to […]

November 15, 2015