Extinction Rebellion, the Police purpose – and us

According to the most recent ‘Sunday Times’, the joint founders of the Extinction Rebellion, Roger Hallam of King’s College, London and Gail Bradbrook, have spent the last three years researching one hundred years of reform movements and were convinced that the overwhelming evidence for successful reform came about by peaceful protest. Good for them. Instictively,… Read more

Less likely to be imprisoned in Victorian times than today

An intriguing but rather depressing item on education and prisoners has appeared….. We mostly probably know that today about half of our prisoners are functionally illiterate. According to this linked ‘Guardian’ article: half of the 85,000 people currently incarcerated have a reading age of 11 or lower – with 20% falling well short of that… Read more

Police not investigating the misdeeds of Leave because of ‘political sensitivities’?

I think all of those interested in the Rule of Law should look at this ‘Open Democracy’ Article here. If the Metropolitan Police really are not investigating the misdeeds of Leave because of ‘political sensitivities’ we must consider whether or not we are in a country where the Rule of Law prevails or whether in… Read more

The failing state (continued): Policing in Conservative Britain

The World Economic Forum has issued a rather informative video on violent crime in Scotland – and in particular Glasgow – showing how improvement happened by treating the problem as one of poverty and ill-health. It changed things by looking at violence in a totally different way. Read more: https://t.co/plxcSigdNn pic.twitter.com/XtBKXRKL9p — World Economic Forum… Read more

Better judgement

Against my better judgement, I was persuaded by a friend to attend a talk given by a recently retired High Court judge she knew… (Needless to say I didn’t!) I confess, nonetheless, I was rather impressed. I remember judges from my youth who asked daft questions like who are the Beatles? This man was humorous… Read more