“If Paradise is half as nice” as Amen Corner, one of those forgotten bits of Wren designed gentile London, whence Giles Fraser was once privileged to lay his effortlessly right-on liberal multi-cultural espousing head, then he mayContinue reading →
Long, long ago, I thought the newspapers brought you the news. I know, I know, I used to believe in the tooth fairy too.
Then I learnt that they only ‘brought you the news’ thatContinue reading →
Ian Duncan-Smith lit the blue touch paper under the Internet savvy UKIP members late last night, by midnight they were howling at the moon – 900 vitriolic comments under an article that didn’t appearContinue reading →
‘Two-tier’. ‘Post-code lottery’. ‘Deserving Poor’. It seems the media will never run out of nomenclatures for invoking the spirit of ‘someone, somewhere, is getting more than you’. Society no longer appears capable of debating anything without identifyingContinue reading →
Quite a lot, if it’s your good name that we’re talking about.
Not so much, I suspect, if it’s the name of someone you’ve never met, and are never likely to meet; some wealthy git,Continue reading →
My special friend Gildas the Monk has been feeling a bit down lately. So here is a special recipe which revives him when the cares and woes of the world seem to be getting on topContinue reading →
Near 20 years ago, Jesper Juul, a Danish psychologist, wrote a book which electrified the world of social workers, teachers, and child advocates. It was called ‘Your Competent Child‘ – half a million copiesContinue reading →
Some time ago I wrote a little piece about the battered, somewhat feral cat that turned up in the back garden.
The Cat with No Name was a battered, worn outContinue reading →
Since the days of Edward the Confessor, our justice system has tempered the right of the Monarch to do whatever he would with we serfs, by reference to the tenets of Christianity by way of moral compass.Continue reading →
One of the very few days in many years now that I have felt any great peace of mind was the day when I stepped off the plane at a certain French provincial airport, clad inContinue reading →
After an exhausting few weeks attending to every snap of the fingers from the ever petulant and demanding Ms Raccoon, Mr G thought he had left me in Bordeaux with a staff of several dozen to attendContinue reading →
My first reaction on seeing this appeal was that it could well be yet another forgery – I know that many of you were of the same opinion. Such is the level of suspicion and paranoia thatContinue reading →
As some of you have gathered by now, the Leiomyosarcoma cancer, or Leo as I call it, has returned. Bugger, Damn, Shit and Blast, from the woman who swore she would never swear on her blog, is all IContinue reading →
Restorative v. Retributive Justice is a debate as old as civilisation. Restorative Justice is possibly the most fashionable at the moment, in that it focuses on the needs of the victim – and offender. It is aContinue reading →
Another day, another CFA. Good Lord, another Russell, Jones and Walker client. How strange that they should all choose the same brief?
It is 1974, yet again, and yet again the claimant is 14(question mark). HowContinue reading →
For those of us interested in actual truth, until today, we were still where we started; the only allegations which have seen the light of day – Continue reading →
A ‘CFA’ is a Conditional Fee Agreement – in plain English it is a type of insurance that will ensure you do not receive a bill for the time and effort expended by your legal team –Continue reading →
Wow! The confabulations that showed up in the original Duncroft allegations continue to unravel.
Freddie Starr is to sue Karin Ward for slander and malicious falsehood.
Karin Ward, or Kat Ward as she likes toContinue reading →
Last night I listened via my radio to Parliament debating late into the evening as to what, if anything, might be done about becoming involved in military action in Syria.
I was surprised at theContinue reading →
Such an interesting dance being performed up in the Scottish State Health Board! A regular Highland jiggery-pokery.
The Scottish State Health Board is in charge of the State Mental Hospital at Carstairs. They have the responsibility ofContinue reading →
650 MPs, who have argued for 50 years as to whether they want to be in or out of the European Union, are badgering to be allowed to decide whether to be in out of Syria. TheyContinue reading →
An open letter and discourse upon journalists, and the affair of the Miranda and how the First Minister may behave. From Niccolo Machiavelli to David Cameron, Prime Minister of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and First Lord of the Treasury!Continue reading →
Whatever you think about the efficiency and value for money provided by the NHS, there has, recently, been an increasing realisation, among the general public, that it is not the “great British treasure” it was once purportedContinue reading →
Another day, another expensive inquiry into the ubiquitous ‘Savile allegations’. Operation Newgreen, the ‘Oh my God, someone’s making allegations that West Yorkshire Police were complicit in concealing Savile’s ‘offending’ – we’d better hold an Inquiry’ knicker wavingContinue reading →
Multiple bottles of smelling salt being wafted around in the Blogosphere today. Purveyors of Free Speech dropping like Guardsmen on a hot August day. It would appear that the ‘well informed citizens’ of Blogland have just discoveredContinue reading →