“What it boils down to is to say we must abandon these children to their fate, lest if we do anything,Continue reading →
Regular readers will be aware of my long standing interest in the Court of Protection. It was the Stephen Neary case, first published here, which opened the door to the ‘Transparency Pilot’ and the admissionContinue reading →
“We recognise that not all children and young people identify with the gender they were assigned at birth or may identify as a gender other than male or female, however the current systems (set nationally) only record genderContinue reading →
Whilst the reputation of the Metropolitan Police may stink on home ground, it is still thought of highly in foreign parts. That may explain why there are so many ‘ex’-Met officers plying theirContinue reading →
I do not care what anybody says about blowing my own trumpet – ahm that reet proud o’ meself!
But amusingly – in collecting the paperwork, I managed to kick off an entire ‘Brexit/anti-EU’ argument inContinue reading →
As the supermarket concept developed in the UK in the 1950s, the appearance of brand names developed as well and were designed to be colourful, eye-catching and distinctive.
Buying a supermarket withContinue reading →
Things they do look awful c-c-cold (Talkin’ ’bout my generation)Continue reading →
Thoroughly modern woman – the world stops spinning on her command. With a swish of her finger she selects a new lover on her mobile; divorce, abortion, half his pension, she can dispense with him just asContinue reading →
Hopisen on MP Ian Lavery’s Home Loan – paid for by sick and injured miners.
Robert Mann on the origin of vicious political advertisements.
Bob Spink for Independent Police ComplaintsContinue reading →
Were you to Google the name – which I’m not going to give you! – you would come up with results running to four figures. Each of those news items have been read hundreds if not thousands ofContinue reading →
Take your pick – the unfortunate Olivia is a ‘sex-worker’ in the Guardian; a ‘professional dominatrix and escort’ in the Socialist Worker; and ‘a prostitute’ in the Independent; nowhere have I seen her described as sheContinue reading →
The Chinese government has long kept tight reins on both main stream media and social media to maintain its authority. Tactics include monitoring systems and firewalls, blocking websites, and jailing journalists and bloggers who seek to circumvent the ‘Great FirewallContinue reading →
Hey oop! The media midges are on manoeuvres. Dive-bombing unsuspecting celebrity ankles; swarming with righteous innuendo; there is no escape from the garrulous gnats as they mix ‘tax avoidance’ with ‘tax evasion’ and tar every customer of theContinue reading →
The thrusting naked bottom of Hulk Hogan is an unlikely place to lower the flag of ‘free speech’; but there it currently resides. Pending an appeal.
Gawker v. Bollea was an American court case that turned onContinue reading →
Just as no one would read a ‘Baby rearing’ book until the prospect of parenthood was bearing down upon them – so we all adept at ignoring the literature regarding Palliative Care until we become personally involved inContinue reading →
Last Thursday, as you were rushing about buying Easter eggs, the beleaguered staff at Slater & Gordon were more worried about their Easter pay cheque.
They were due to be paid on the morning of theContinue reading →
When Exaro first emerged with their ‘credible and true’ allegations of exotic Westminster paedophile rings, the opprobrium heaped on the head of anyone, like Ms Raccoon forContinue reading →
Samuel Beckett’s play ‘Waiting for Godot‘ was famously described as ‘a theoretical impossibility—a play in which nothing happens, that yet keeps audiences glued to their seats’. ‘Waiting for Goddard’ is fast acquiring the same sense of existentialist absurdityContinue reading →
The BBC continues its mission to ramp up the dangers posed by the Internet, as opposed to the dangers of cosy old Aunty Beeb….
As it happens (and you might have guessed) Ms Raccoon hadContinue reading →
Radegund was quite a gal – born in 520, daughter of a King of Thuringia, she was brought up in a household of warring murderous brothers fit toContinue reading →
‘Mom’ takes two year oldContinue reading →
Legal regulators in Victoria, Australia, have woken up to the dangers posed to ‘vulnerable clients’ byContinue reading →
Close to the Canadian border, in a small township called Watton, two unassuming Christian folk, Lale and Joan Roberts, had brought up their three daughters. It was the sort of community where nothing much ever happened. They may yetContinue reading →
The ‘outrage bus’ is doing wheelies round the Sunderland Football Club car park as it awaits its ritualistic joy-ride through Twitter when Adam Johnson’s sentence is deemed too soft… as it will be if just one week short ofContinue reading →
*Yawn*. Apologies once again for my absence. Ms Raccoon has once more been
stress testing the NHS, Keeping Mr G on his toes, resolving to return to my previous diet of salmon and rice as being the only food
Barrister Blogger’s expert dissection of the Andrew Picard case – otherwise known as 100,000 idiots petitionContinue reading →
Farewell then, Tony Warren, you served us well. They announced your death on Twitter – thus neatly spanning the two worlds you inhabited.
You brought the flat and raucous tones of the wildings south; displayed the wit andContinue reading →
We awoke this morning to the news that the BBC had discovered fresh dangers lurking in the undergrowth to damage your children for life.
Not all children, naturally. Those who play football are apparently safe, despite theContinue reading →
I was always amazed that the French managed to have a Revolution. One of the first things you notice in France is how incredibly disciplined everyone is. Compared to the English, that is.
The children, fromContinue reading →