When my daughter made contact with me, she had done her homework. She is a very, very, sharp and smart lady. She had also been though Somerset HouseContinue reading →
Those manicured young things sinking outsize glasses of Chardonnay in their Marie-Claire recommended Jason Wu dresses and improbable heels may look as though they are just updating their Facebook page to ‘available’ after Brad lost hisContinue reading →
A sobering investigation on the effects of a variation of ‘joint enterprise’ for Mothers of children abused by their Fathers.
A male Tory minister for Domestic Abuse accused of beating his wifeContinue reading →
Dee Cole, poster girl for Slater & Gordon, got her caravan on the south coast to gave her ‘closure’ and help her forget the time she was, er, raped by Savile in a caravan on the south coast….if onlyContinue reading →
Ms Raccoon is temporarily indisposed again, so I offer you this Youtube item which is currently trending in the US.Continue reading →
£10,000 damages awarded against an on-line troll for falsely labelling a Tory politician a paedophile. Or the cost of replyingContinue reading →
Ms Raccoon won’t be resigning any time soon.
My last scan was a success. Correction, my last scan was a flippin’ disaster – butContinue reading →
The damp slowly creeps up the walls; the rafters collapse under the weight of slate and moss,Continue reading →
The current chaos suggested that this was a party in disarrayContinue reading →
Starving them by way of penalising their parents,Continue reading →
The British are a funny race. Did anyone enquire as to the state of health of Frenchman Gerard de Nerval’s pet lobster as he walked it round Paris? Sentient? Fricasseed? Boiled even? We were contentContinue reading →
For the past 154 days of the year, you have been working hardContinue reading →
Mr ‘G’ Edition…
“That type of misjudgment is not to be expected of seasoned journalists and is bound to tarnish the program’s world-wide reputation for credible reportage”. The Australian hackContinue reading →
Alison Saunders lets the Police into a little secret as the CPS disappear under a pile of 267 files….
Hard to follow that one, but Continue reading →
The Sacred Androgen: The Transgender Debate. A long read – but well worth the effort, beautifully written – by Daniel Harris.
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 →
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 →
*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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
As the media gird their loins for days and weeks worth of satisfying bleeding, crying, heart-rending front pages, one question stands out ‘How could young men become so radicalised that they turn into suicide bombers’.
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When Clive James wrote a few months ago of being ‘stuck with the embarrassment of still being alive’, it struck a particular chord with me – as a number of people thought it might, judging by theContinue reading →
Traditional Policing has always paid attention to crime ‘hot spots’. Keeping an eye on the ATM machine where several muggings have occurred over the previous few weeks; Making a regular ‘drive by’ a park where a rapistContinue reading →