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They Don’t Like It Up ‘em!*

April 1, 2014 9 Comments
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Is this yet another CPS car-crash in the making? Dr Katrina Erskine, consultant gynaecologist and head of obstetrics at Homerton Hospital, Hackney, said she was angered by the case selected for the first prosecution because it gave a “misleading” impression of FGM, and risked deterring other doctors and midwives from giving appropriate care to affected women. This isn’t the usual ‘no! not us, we’re special!’ backlash from the medical profession,…

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Sorry, Helena, But The Judges Have Spoken…

February 26, 2014 2 Comments
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Helena Kennedy (Labour peer) spouts off: Our riled security services’ transparent intimidation and interference with Miranda is shocking. But it’s also important that we use his case to shed light on the murky everyday reality of schedule 7. The power is consistently used to target minorities – you’re 42 times more likely to be stopped if you’re Asian than if you are white… All those poor Chinese/Thais/Vietnamese, eh, Helena? Yesterday’s…

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”… no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs . . . never, never feed him after midnight.”

February 14, 2014 9 Comments
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Restaurant owners in London’s world-famous Brick Lane today said a midnight curfew would destroy the city’s curry capital. A wha..? A letter from Tower Hamlets Council warned that even eateries with licences to serve food and drink beyond midnight must now abide by local planning rules which insist upon midnight closing to cut down on “anti-social behaviour”. Ah, yes. Of course. The world of collective punishment again. Mr Hussain, 62,…

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I Wonder Whether The Poor Sod They Arrested Agrees?

January 29, 2014 8 Comments
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The family of Rebecca Day: “We would like to thank the police for their hard work and our admiration goes out to them all. Our liaison officers have been amazing. They have made this very sad time more bearable with their overwhelming compassion and their support has been invaluable to us all.”We would like to thank everyone for their kind messages of sympathy.” Meanwhile… An inquest into Rebecca’s death was…

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I’m Confused Now, George. Surely This Was Just What The Left Wanted?

January 17, 2014 8 Comments
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George Monbiot on the ill-fated attempt to introduce IPNAs… These laws will be used to stamp out plurality and difference, to douse the exuberance of youth, to pursue children for the crime of being young and together in a public place, to help turn this nation into a money-making monoculture, controlled, homogenised, lifeless, strifeless and bland. But that sounds like exactly the sort of world the Left is striving for,…

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“Sparing Ourselves The Hard And Unpopular Decisions”? Peter, You Don’t Know The Half Of It!

January 13, 2014 7 Comments
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Peter Hitchens, knocking it out of the ballpark on Duggan: Roughly 50 years ago, beguiled by smiley reformers, we chose the wrong future. We adopted ideas which were mistaken and have proved to be disastrous. We called them ‘compassion’. But who were we really being compassionate to? Not, as it turns out, to the poor we claimed to be helping. They suffer most from the compassion of our criminal justice…

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In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

January 3, 2014 6 Comments
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In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

…if ‘Inspector Gadget’ is a real policeman: Yes, this is the controversy over Staffordshire Police tweeting the personal details of those arrested on suspicion of drink driving. But under a hashtag that leaves little doubt of their presumed guilt. It takes some degree of ignorance of the law not to realise the dangers of this (not least, the breaking of Twitter’s terms & conditions) and then – when challenged –…

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Slow Justice Is No Justice..?

December 22, 2013 8 Comments
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The woman accused of attacking a shopper in a trolley rage incident in The Glades shopping centre last Christmas has been rebailed again. To the spring… Police first arrested the 31-year-old on suspicion of GBH on Boxing Day last year four days after a man was struck with a trolley which was being pushed by a woman in Marks & Spencer. He fell to the ground and sustained injuries including…

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“But It’s So Unfair..!!”

October 29, 2013 9 Comments
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Oxfordshire’s drugs campaigners have highlighted the case of Michelle X, the Abingdon multiple sclerosis sufferer who grew her own cannabis, as “the human cost” of Britain’s drug laws. Oh, for..! Lady Neidpath, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as Amanda Feilding, founded drugs charity The Beckley Foundation 15 years ago. She said: “This is a very clear example of a human cost, where a woman is being criminalised for…

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Expect The Ratchet To Tighten A Little More

September 29, 2013 24 Comments
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The high court rejected the application by the man, known only as R, that he should not have to give a sample to officers working for Operation Nutmeg, which targets those convicted of serious offences before the collection of DNA records became routine. That operation is aimed, primarily, at clearing up unsolved historic crimes. This is a blow to true freedom, and a warning to us all. Yes, forget for…

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‘Increased Legislation’ Isn’t The Answer…

July 28, 2013 8 Comments
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…in fact, it’s what got you into this mess in the first place: Councillors have called for increased legislation to deal with travellers after a leisure centre in Kinson closed early yesterday because of safety concerns. Pelhams Park Leisure Centre closed four hours early because of “unacceptable behaviour” from travellers towards employees and customers and Dorset Police attended the incident. Yet managed not to arrest anyone. Fancy that! Councillor Dennis…

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Oh, Dear. They Are Hip To The Trigger Words!

July 26, 2013 1 Comment
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Police have warned they will prosecute timewasters after receiving a potential dud call last week. Yeah, I know, I know… Officers were called to the town centre on Wednesday July 10 after being told a man had been threatened by another man with a gun in McDonalds. A 21-year-old man was identified and arrested in North End but when police tried to make further contact with the alleged victim they…

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Suddenly Not Too Happy About The Opportunities For Appeal?

July 24, 2013 4 Comments
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The Lodge was forced to close in June when the city council refused to renew its entertainment licence, despite granting one a year earlier. Owner Al Thompson took his fight to the High Court, but Mister Justice Haddon-Cave decided in favour of the council. Mr Thompson, who spent £10,000 refurbishing the venue, has now applied to the Court of Appeal to review the matter. The club has since re-opened pending…

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More Of This Attitude From People, Please!

May 6, 2013 13 Comments
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A formal complaint was made to Lancashire Police about ‘Babs’ who has been at the centre of a growing row in Clitheroe. Some residents have been calling for her removal from public view in the window of The Time Train retro shop where she has been standing for the past five months. And by ‘some residents’, I suspect we are talking about (as with the recent Enid Blyton controversy) a…

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Good Luck With That Campaign!

April 4, 2013 8 Comments
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Cuts to legal aid are forcing the closure of almost a third of Shelter’s housing advice centres and compelling the Red Cross to abandon its assistance for family reunions, the organisations claim. Family reunions? Why the fiends! Wait. What sort of ‘family’ are we talking about here? The British Red Cross says the cuts will force it to withdraw expert help to those trying to bring their children into the United…

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