You see them everywhere, representatives of the NSPCC. You hear them on the adverts during afternoon TV; they are on the breakfast sofaâs opining on the latest âterrible outrageâ; they are in the side bar advertisements inContinue reading →
Who knew that Trayvon Martin had morphed from this angelic picture of a 12-year-old into a 6â2â³ 17-year-old body builder? Were there no up to date photographs of him to plaster the country with? No matter, he hasContinue reading →
I had not thought when I first put pen to paper on the Savile affair, that it would still be lustily gorging every spare moment of my time months later. I doubt very much that the handful of 70sContinue reading →
Back some 20 years ago, when the sun still shone in summer time, and young army lads only got beheaded in foreign places so there was no need for a focus group to tell the Prime MinisterContinue reading →
What do you know of the trial of the artist Graham Ovenden? That he taped pubescent girlâs eyes shut with sticky black tape, sexually abused them, distributed photographs of them, was found guilty â and now, shock,Continue reading →
Put a large calendar in front of you this morning as you read this, you will need an efficient reminder that it is NOT April Foolâs Day.
Remember when we were all terribly concerned withContinue reading →
One of the more curious aspects of âchild careâ by the State, a state of being lauded by those on the left wing, is the utter abruptness with which you become an adult.
In normal life, by whichContinue reading →
Can I pose a question to you? When you go to fill up your car, do you search out the most expensive petrol to buy? No?
Surely you have a moral duty to do so? YouContinue reading →
I chanced upon a remark in my recent reading that struck me as so callous, so utterly devoid of empathy, that I stopped short. Who had made this remark? A Family Liaison Officer!
As is my wont, IContinue reading →
When mollusca trawl their glutinous way across our landscape, they have the evolutionary advantage of a third eye to spot potential predators. Itâs called the pallial eye.
I thought Iâd tell you something interesting pertaining to âPallialâ before you allContinue reading →
SELLING DAVID A PUP.
Itâs been so long for me since I began the stressful and lonely path of âthinking outside of the boxâ in terms of digesting the information I was being fed (and, ofContinue reading →
The Internet has correctly been concerned at what has been perceived as the loss of a ârightâ. The proposals by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) to refuse to release the names of people they arrest in theContinue reading →
During the week I had recorded an episode of Piers Morganâs interview series. A case of nothing else worth recording really â the others I have seen have been a succession of women agonising over some dreadful trauma inContinue reading →
The picture editors were busy yesterday. The winsome portrayals of Madeleine McCann, once the picture of choice if the word paedophilia was to be mentioned in the media, were passed over. The aging shots of Jimmy Savile dusted down again, aContinue reading →
I was nearly tempted out of my sick bed by a chance reading of a Guardian piece which claimed to have uncovered 43,00 â thatâs forty three thousand in case you glossed over the figures â cases of child abuse in a 21Continue reading →
Hollywood has long been a cost free publicity machine. Cost free in the sense that it sold its output and therefore required little or no financial input from those who wished to influence the minds of the general public.
WhereContinue reading →
âIf we do not change the way we use this material in court we risk inviting a torrent of new claims. Our enemies will begin to realise that our justice system is an open goal and comeContinue reading →
Cry havoc! and let slip the dogs of war,
that this foul deed shall smell above the earth with carrion men, groaning for burial.
I have been pondering this matter for days now, sinceContinue reading →
I try, I really do try, to get worked up over whether Stuart Hall kissed a 13 year old on the lips 20 years ago. Perhaps it did ruin her entire life. Maybe she was so traumatisedContinue reading →
Iâve been pondering the rash of new regulations over the week-end in the US, a country the UK grows more alike every week.
First the cinema chain AMC banned âJokerâ costumes, and fake fire arms being carried intoContinue reading →
Over the past 40 years there has been a systematic erosion of trust in the institutions we were brought up to respect.
The lessons of the Sunday Schools that we absorbed as children were shown byContinue reading →
Seventy six a-rrests led the big âinvadeâ,
With a hundred and ten new laws close at hand,
They were followed by rows and rows of the finest statutory instruments;
The dream of every Fabian hand.
Seventy sixContinue reading →
I make no apology for reposting an entry from 2009. I said at the time it was a classic Bear Trap â and so it has come to pass â The government that didnât have the spineContinue reading →
The ultimate goal of practitioners of this art is to take perfectly inoffensive words, good deeds, incentives, bright ideas, and through intricate folding of the same words into other sentences, incorporate them into a new sculpture ofContinue reading →
Sitting in on one of those interminable Social Services conferences, the question of the âsubjectâsâ past mental health came up. âNo, heâd never attempted suicide before, but he had been a counsellor for the Samaritans for manyContinue reading →
A CRB check is now declared essential before you hire a newspaper boy; it is seen as the cure all for every possible risk of child abuse. So ferocious are the checks, so thorough, that even a nurse whoContinue reading →