A megawave of tsunami proportions is slowly backing up and preparing to wash over the judicial system. Today there are a scant couple of regional journalists standing on what used to be the shore line, scanning the horizon andContinue reading →
The Raccoon Economic Thick-Tank (RETT) has reported on its representations to the government, on potential additional taxation. A precis of itsContinue reading →
Why are the Comrades from UNITE not storming Whitehall, taking to the streets in protest at the ‘Cuts’. After all, the rhetoric from Con-Dem is that they are taking action to stem Government spending by ‘savageContinue reading →
When you think of welfare and poverty, what comes to mind? Do you think of people down on their luck? PerhapsContinue reading →
Blimey, not only but also; past present and a few future UKIP members have been roaring around the blogosphere in hysterical outrage following the Mail’s predictable anti-European blast that ‘the EU is planning to banContinue reading →
France crashed out of the tournament withContinue reading →
An interesting week culminates with me resigning from my former place of work, and starting a new practice on Tuesday next. Generally stressful and difficult, so we shall park that. Basta Adesso. Enough already.
20 odd years ago I was sitting at home, chaffing; the Doctors had stopped me driving whilst they tried to sort out my eye, and long days free of work is a tough billet for a dyed in theContinue reading →
Over at the Hadron Collider – haven’t heard of that for a while have we? – they are still playing ‘let’s find God’, shooting beams of proton particles 27 miles under the Swiss mountains in the hopeContinue reading →
I knew a Solicitor once, a solid respectable man. His child was of a class of person about to be seriously disadvantaged by forthcoming legislation. He lobbied hard against the legislation; he wrote letters, madeContinue reading →
With the announcement today that State Retirement age is to be raised to 66, this ‘snip it’ (sic) may be of interest to the gentlemen amongst our readers.
Christopher Timbrell was 58 years old,Continue reading →
THE GREAT STONE MAN OF FIFE
Last week, A History of the World in 100 Objects examined the Death Pottery of Batsu–Batsu and its images of human ritual sacrifice, cannibalism, and voodoo.Continue reading →
I have been otherwise engaged battling the forces of darkness in Court, the subject of a more considered post mid July.
So I have only just got round to George’s efforts at sorting the insolventContinue reading →
Long time no here (sic)
Those were the days eh? When you were Solicitor-General and late at night the mood took you to tryContinue reading →
You have to admire the woman’s Dunkirk spirit. Totally unsuited for the voyage, bravely fighting her way to the front, can’t actually do anything useful when she gets there, too small, too insignificant, too unbalanced,Continue reading →
The Northern Ireland Prison Service has paid £1m in salaries to suspended staff since 2005, with over £440,000 paid out in the last financial year.
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Late last night I turned on the English TV in time to catch the inevitable whinge about the budget. There is always a whinge; the only matter of note is who is doing the whinging.
ThisContinue reading →
The Caroline ‘Bit-of-Noakes-on-the-side’ story is showing the Con-Dem party officials in their true light.
Conservative MP Caroline Nokes, found a camera onContinue reading →
It shouldn’t really feel different, but somehow it does.
The facts are this: while the coalition government is talking about freeing us from the yoke of theContinue reading →
Many years ago I consulted Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management on the subject of Broccoli and Stilton Soup.
‘Take a head of cauliflower’ she starts, ‘and turn it upside down, drop it into boiling broth’.
Whilst the sight of 30 healthy and superbly fit men charging round a field in hot pursuit of an oval ball continues to captivate me, and shows every sign of continuing to do so wellContinue reading →
In the beginning there was Adam and Eve and a big rock.
Adam was much stronger than Eve. He could lift the big rock and drop it on her head. He didn’t need toContinue reading →