Tag: Public services

This Is Not Justice…

A father has been jailed at a secret court hearing for sending a Facebook message to his grown-up son on his 21st birthday. And no, it wouldn’t even be justice if we were allowed to see it done in open…

Speculating To Accumulate..?

Or just more woeful handling of public money, mixed with a little soupcon of identity politics? A controversial plan to scrap the free parking enjoyed by more than 10,000 Blue Badge holders in the New Forest is today at the…

‘Blue On Blue’ Is Great Fun, Yes…

…until you realise you’re the one getting stuck with the bill: A 14-year race discrimination court battle has cost the taxpayer almost a million pounds. Equality campaigner Natasha Sivanandan won £420,000 in compensation after a council-funded anti-racism group turned her down for…

A Nice Gesture, But That’s All It Is…

…when the lunch is still free: Patients discharged from hospital could be given a breakdown of how much their treatment has cost the NHS. Because that will miraculously cause them to care, you see, and rethink their spendthrift ways… Hospital…

Doomed To Failure…

Pupils at primary and secondary schools across Brighton and Hove will be given “early intervention” lessons to prevent abuse. The lessons for boys and girls from six years up will teach them not to hit, to be nice and how…

Waaaaah! It’s Not Fair!

Croydon Council has been hit with a £100k fine after it failed to keep details of a child sex abuse victim secure. The breach happened in April 2011 when an unlocked bag belonging to a social worker was stolen from…