Ritual Humiliation and ‘Mini’ Clifford.

Empty vessels aren’t the only ones that make a lot of noise; a broken one can fair ring down the ages too. It doesn’t require great skill to smash a pottery vessel, but breaking up the resulting shards of clay is near impossible, as the ancient Romans Greeks!, and many an archaeologist, has discovered. The Romans Greeks […]

March 19, 2014

Exposure: Retrophiles (Spoof)

March 11, 2014

Whither the NSPCC in ten years time?

In the autumn of last year, a memo was leaked to The Times newspaper, written by the RSPCA’s deputy chairman, Paul Draycott, which discussed the charity’s aims for ‘ten years hence’. It reminded me of the RSPCA’s remarkable powers, based on the 2006 Animal Welfare Act, to mount prosecutions instead of the Crown Prosecution Service, and […]

March 5, 2014

‘Reflections on Savile at Duncroft’

‘Reflections on Savile at Duncroft’ Edinburgh ESRC Project Securing a data set on allegations of sexual abuse made against  the former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile This project aims to secure data that might otherwise be lost, relating to allegations made against the former DJ, Jimmy Savile. The initiative for the project came from a lawyer […]

February 25, 2014

Sex claim victims ‘are not money grabbers’.

So spake Alison Saunders yesterday. I agree absolutely! We have a judicial system that offers no more restitution to the victim of sexual abuse than the spectacle of punishment for the perpetrator, and financial compensation to the victim – ostensibly to pay for therapeutic treatment, and if that amounts to a new pair of Jimmy […]

February 20, 2014

Quack, Quack, Oops….!

The rolling stock on the Yewtree branch line hits the buffers again. Dave Lee Travis found not guilty on 12 of the 14 charges in respect of the 11 women – including a 15 year old girl (mustn’t forget the 15 year old girl, for she is the only reason the new moral guardians were […]

February 13, 2014

Ruination Street.

‘Tis supposed to be long term financial security for an actor to land a role in an established soap opera – but ‘it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy’ as the Animals once sung. Peter Adamson was the first to experience the strange confluence of a part in ‘Coronation Street’ leading to a starring […]

February 10, 2014

Exposure: The Day British Justice Died (Spoof)

Victoria Lucas strikes again….!

February 6, 2014

Starmer-rama and the warped Crusaders.

The urbane Kier Starmer and the somewhat more downmarket, but undoubtedly charming, Kieran Parsons (pictured left) may not appear to have much in common – but they are both looking to cure their unemployment problems by clinging to the tail of the same Tiger. A Tiger called ‘victimhood’. Not that either of them seek to be […]

February 5, 2014

What happens if three butterflies flap their wings simultaneously?

Edward Lorenz’s ‘Butterfly effect’ sounds positively poetic – a beautiful butterfly innocently flutters its wings in sunny Brazil; in far off Texas, ugly storm clouds gather and lives and homes are wrecked as a tornado wreaks havoc. Chaos theory would have us believe that the butterfly is responsible for the ensuing carnage. However, butterflies emerge […]

January 31, 2014