If money is created out of thin air perhaps ‘Silence is Compliance’?

“The only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting.” said England football player Raheem Sterling. He suggests that protesters who took to the streets after the killing of George Floyd are trying to find a solution to injustice. That’s eminently reasonable. But when are we going to get aboard the injustice of… Read more

‘Subverted by thuggery’ or are we living in revolutionary times?

How Johnson can realistically hold that chucking a statue of Edward Colston into the water is thuggery I really do not know – and he was, after all, supposed to know a bit about thuggery himself. If he’d pointed out that the South West England especially, had for centuries, been subject to kidnapping and slavery… Read more

‘What matters’ is that equality works

We are currently told that Black Lives Matter which, like all lives, of course they do. And while we now discover that the American policeman accused of murder had had 17 complaints against him, none of which seemed to have changed anything, and, indeed there are also instances of American policemen killing white arrestees with… Read more

Macron much more impressive than our lot, but

Macron is rather impressive in his interview for the FT here – and certainly way more reflective and intelligent than our own political pigmies. And although he has made mistakes he has endeavoured to protect his people – which is rather more than our own government “we cannot protect every business and every household” (why… Read more

The mentally disordered are actually our government – not their servants

Having just finished ‘The Secret Barrister’, Stories of the Law and How it is Broken’ there is similarly interesting, and frightening, paper on the Mental Health of the Police entitled, on matching lines to the Secret Barrister, ‘Where’s the humanity?’ I quote some considerable and cogent prose below: So why is mental health within police… Read more

And now 20 ways to try to prevent ‘Justice denied’

The Secret Barrister, he of book fame, has a wonderful tweet which recalls my previous piece on the criminal justice system but is much more detailed. It is unfortunately, even worse than I initially thought. I’ve linked to the thread here so if you are interested – and I think we all ought to be,… Read more