The carnival of hysterical hypocrisy that is the American Fundamentalist Christian/religious right-wing continues to thunder across the plains, desperate to reach high moral ground before the flood of returning Jihadists swamps the trenches. Both armies seek control of the strategicContinue reading →
I have touched before on the story of Carol Felstead, who was possibly the first ‘accredited’ satanic abuse cult victim. Carol died on the 29 June 2005Continue reading →
I need to say something just to stop my stomach churning. I am hoping, if you read this, you will post it in response to every abolitionist org that tries to use the street children of Rio toContinue reading →
Septicmania is a reality threatening invasion of the public consciousness caused by factoids distributed through the medium of the newswires. It was fatal before the invention of the Internet.
A outbreak in theContinue reading →
The lusty screech from survivors of sex abuse around the world begging for money and their equally vociferous legal advisors and champions bellowing for their share is becoming deafening. It is a multi-million, nay multi-billion pound, industry.
ToContinue reading →
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence”. Leonardo da Vinci.
Post-Leveson, the Dead Tree Press has been keen to show that, unregulated, they can expose much wrong doing in our world that could protectContinue reading →
So often, what you are not told in court cases proves more interesting than what you are told.
Down in deepest Ceredigion, where the Teifi and the Dulas merge in a damp and noisy embrace, sitsContinue reading →
The notion that sex in some circumstances is degrading harks back to ideas of racial purity, eugenics even. Some sexual acts can be degrading, both to men and women – but it is never the actContinue reading →
In my last piece I tried to set out something of the origins and psychology of the original “witch hunt” in early modern Europe, and tried to identify the aspects of the psychology. May I thank theContinue reading →
Across the globe, a new variety of ‘spiritual’ leader is arising to cheers from the grim faced populace. The ‘moral’ guardian. We have no truck any longer with men in long black dresses, with books full of unbelievableContinue reading →
The Sunday Express has disinterred Mike Hames this morning – the ex-head of the old ‘Obscene Publication Squad’ before it became the keyword friendly and up-to-the-minute ‘Paedophile Information Section’.
They brought him out of retirement toContinue reading →
The Criminal Justice Bill has attracted a lot of attention – not least because of the provisions toContinue reading →
Selection on merit for parliamentary candidates – I’m a great believer in it. Forget ‘all-women’ lists, and parachuting ‘friends of the party’ into safe seats. Every candidate should be individually selected on their aptitude for theContinue reading →
Parents are now under attack from all sides. The battle-lines have been drawn.
Robert Buckland, the Conservative MP for Swindon South, is elated at the news that his proposal to makeContinue reading →
One of the more curious aspects of the silence maintained by the vociferous voices we now hear shouting about Governmental inactivity and suppression of ‘facts’ to the detriment of ‘vulnerable victims’, is the preponderance of them that appearContinue reading →
Mr Justice Scales judgment in the case brought by the ‘Savile’ charities against the National Westminster Bank has just been published.
Of particular note is the following sentence:
In the event, to meet theseContinue reading →
The new breed of righteous ‘paedophile hunters’ are not a tribe exclusive to the UK. I suspect they were introduced to the native population like grey squirrels – possibly from Australia, where they are even moreContinue reading →
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 theContinue reading →
We have been witnessing a modern morality play. A danse macabre where ‘God’s messenger’ is endlessly represented by a later-life, and unfortunate, image of the charity fund raiser and disc jockey Jimmy Savile looking like the geneticContinue reading →
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 wreaksContinue reading →
It is called the “HealthContinue reading →
I was intrigued by an article I read recently written by a residential care worker talking about Cumberlow Lodge, a home I was in for a short period. Underneath the article was the usual crop of comments.Continue reading →
– And the 2014 National Television Award for light entertainment before the watershed goes to….Haley Cropper for playing so convincingly a trendy transgendered, terminally ill, cancer patient, terrified of the Liverpool pathway….before finally topping herself toContinue reading →
Twitter is enduring a multi-orgasm this morning; positively trembling at the knees. An army of Observer reading foot soldiers have taken to the airwaves to protest at the apparent ‘news’ that the BBC ‘turned a blind eyeContinue reading →
Blimey! You folk have really pi**ed off the authoritarian voice of social services. Congratulations – it does my heart good to see what a difference your voices made.
I was aware before that helping you makeContinue reading →
‘Trial by Jury’ is one of the most quoted cornerstones of ‘British Justice’ – or rather, British Justice as we like to believe it exists. Until the last few years of Labour control of the British eductionContinue reading →