People policing

In some ways I feel the need to apologise for drawing attention to this thoroughly shameful video of three French policeman beating up a black man while calling him a ‘sale nègre’, when he was going back inside after realising he had not put on his mask (compulsory even outside, in many areas of France)…. Read more

Criminal Neglect

A recent article in the London ‘Evening Standard’ starts: Long before lockdown, lawyers warned the criminal justice system had reached breaking point. Investigations were under-resourced, courthouses had been sold off as hotels, courtrooms sat idle and by the end of 2019 the queue for crown court justice was over 37,000 cases long. Complainants, witnesses and… Read more

Police in England now to have details of those self-isolating

The Health Service Journal has reported that details of those instructed to self isolate will be available to the police. Boris Johnson thinks we are a freedom loving people. His government apparently doesn’t. The people imparting this information will be Data Breach Dido Harding’s test and trace outfit that costs billions but has never ever… Read more

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