Around midnight last night, Ms Raccoon’s e-mail pinged with an exceptional morsel from Tom Winnifrith, the experienced and multi-talented financial journalist who was responsible for uncovering the frauds that lay at the heart of Rob Terry’s empire. ThatContinue reading →
Moor Larkin celebrates an achievement – 500 forensically painstakingly researched articles on the Savile phenomena. (Yes, it did make me check – I have written 274 over a longer period, and even then not so closely focussed).Continue reading →
100 years ago last year, a bitter little man, a man who hoped to be ‘somebody’ one day, a man with his head full of the ‘injustices’ of his life, but who, despite his poor background had hadContinue reading →
The BBC was off to a cracking start this morning – commencing with the ceremonial hurling of the sacrificial spent carcass of yet another DJ from the top of BBC Towers to the waiting mob below – Tony Blackburn.
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Ms Raccoon would like to apologise for leaving you all in the dark last week – and to thank you for behaving so well with no one watching over you.
I have had several e-mails askingContinue reading →
A fascinating case has been making its way through the legal system unnoticed by all bar a few legal practitioners. The media are uninterested – they cannot name or photograph the parties and there are absolutely no celebrities,Continue reading →
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
Why do stars fall down from the sky, ev’ry time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be close to you.
Let the pantomimeContinue reading →
There was a howl of outrage when it appeared that the Presumption of Innocence had been suspended for those individuals with a penchant for strapping explosives around their waist and ensuring that the police had a neat pileContinue reading →
Mark Watts was busy picking the cherries out of the Operation Vincente review conducted by Deputy Chief Constable James Vaughan of Dorset Police.
Met was right to interview Lord Brittan over rape – review.Continue reading →
Case No: B4/2015/0191 & 0192
Neutral Citation Number:  EWCA Civ 83
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE DISTRICTContinue reading →
A thought has been buzzing around in my head for some time now – you’ll just have to bear with me. Nothing else will get written until I rid my brain ofContinue reading →
Every single working day of the past year; every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday – and come to that – most Saturdays for good measure, a senior and specially trained police officer of the gender requested byContinue reading →
And before the pedants point it out – it was actually about 200 miles East of the Kwai. I wasn’t going to waste the headline though!
In Pattaya, that den of iniquity, the denizens of antiquityContinue reading →
It was a stroke of genius, ten years ago, for Ms Camila Batmanghelidjh to invite documentary maker, Lynn Alleyway, into her multi-coloured harem to film her charitable work with underprivileged kids – ‘Tough Kids – Tough Love‘. ItContinue reading →
If Surrey Police appear at times to have a symbiotic relationship with the Metropolitan Police, it could date back to the days when districts like Epsom, Elmbridge and Reigate were the province of the Metropolitan Police, and wereContinue reading →
Long ago, there was a country club with a golf course called ‘Quindell’. A man called Rob Terry ran it, despite his previous company, Innovation Group, apparently vanishing up its own backside – leaving him some £12 million toContinue reading →
‘Give a Smile UK’ describes itself as a ‘social enterprise’. In practice that means they take local people who have been ‘affected by the recession’ and unable to find full or even part-time employmentContinue reading →
October 2014 – and as ‘many as 20,000 to 30,000‘ potential sex offenders, or vile perverts in tabloidese, had been identified. There was outrage that all those on the list provided by the National Crime Agency hadn’t beenContinue reading →
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 sinnersContinue reading →
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 houseContinue reading →
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 oneContinue reading →
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:
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 originalContinue reading →
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 chosenContinue reading →
‘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.