Tag: the State

Do Standards Even Matter Anymore?

I was sent these two pictures by a friend who knows I love hate such things: These two professionally-deigned and printed, lovingly laminated signs were affixed to just about everything that didn’t move, totally oblivious to the grammar crimes committed therein. I…

Collective Punishment?

Wendy Goode’s home in the Tollers Estate has been sealed up by Croydon Council, which claims it is the only way to stop abusive and antisocial behaviour against neighbours by her former live-in boyfriend Lee Norfolk. Miss Goode, 47, has…

If It’s Not Nailed Down…

For decades, it was the centrepiece of an east London housing estate and was known affectionately as Old Flo. But the towering Henry Moore sculpture, Draped Seated Woman, created for public display, is now likely to end up in an…