The past few days has seen the Blogosphere, and much of the mainstream media, consumed with the outrage of an Australian citizen, locked up without charge, without evidence of madness, in Wandsworth Gaol. Julian Assange.Continue reading →
From Hillsborough to Hillingdon in 24 hours. Here we go.
On Tuesday, Mark Neary, Father of Steven Neary, whose battles with the rotten borough of Hillingdon I have documented many times, Continue reading →
The recent case of Steven Neary is the tip of the iceberg. Mark Neary is to be commended for winning his case, but the grim truth is that he is an exception and not the rule.
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Mr Justice Mostyn sitting on the last day before the Christmas vacation has just decided that Steven Neary shall be returned to his Father permanently in time for Christmas.
Steven, a 20 year old autistic man, has beenContinue reading →
£10,000 damages awarded against an on-line troll for falsely labelling a Tory politician a paedophile. Or the cost of replyingContinue reading →
As some of you have gathered by now, the Leiomyosarcoma cancer, or Leo as I call it, has returned. Bugger, Damn, Shit and Blast, from the woman who swore she would never swear on her blog, is all IContinue reading →
Blimey! You folk have really pi**ed off the authoritarian voice of social services. Congratulations – it does my heart good to see what a difference your voices made.
I was aware before that helping you makeContinue reading →
My regular readers will be well aware that I am a Scouse. Born, bred and married in that peculiar sub-culture of Liverpool known as either ‘bitterly deprived’, by the legion of North London champagne socialist journalists who pontificate on theseContinue reading →
How much control should the authorities maintain over those that they decree might pose a risk to society? Any, marginal, none? What is your choice?
Let us take two ‘risk regimes’ and two hypothetical people posingContinue reading →
The Lord Chancellor, as he was fondly known and had been for about 1400 years, until Tony Blair sought to distance himself from the wallpapering disaster known as Derry Irvine, devising a system of Kremlin-lite titles until finallyContinue reading →
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The Schnitzel, as any good cook will tell you, is a lump of immature meat, encased in a crust. The only way to make it edible is to beat it within an inch of its life, andContinue reading →
The pace of life in the Blogosphere has changed. The house seems more serene; peaceful even – and purposeful.
I would venture to suggest that Bloggers have grown up; the truculent adolescents with their monosyllabic chant of ‘shan’t’,Continue reading →
‘Tis our Blogiversary today. We are two years old.
I truly didn’t think ahead two years. There was no master plan, merely a terminal boredom with the forum wars and most of all with the forum furies. IfContinue reading →
‘Just off the coast of Autonomy, across the Bay of Good Intentions, lies the fog shrouded Isle of Best Interests’.
If you have arrived at this blog today looked for cheer and sympathy for your woesContinue reading →
One minute I had so many plates spinning in the air I didn’t know which way to turn and began to doubt my ability to keep them all airborne – and the next? Why, if they didn’t allContinue reading →
Dear Brothers and Sister of the Blog
Many years ago, too many to remember, when the land was threatened by the barbarian and the thug, when law and justice were in danger, and when the nation hadContinue reading →
Social Services have long memories, and a messianic distaste for having their noses tweaked by those with more power then they.
Those with equally long memories will remember the case of Stephen Neary that we soContinue reading →
Mea Culpa! I have long been guilty of boring you all to a state of near death with my tales of the Court of Protection. There was method in my cruelty. I shall not makeContinue reading →