Finally, She Gets Something Right!

Priti Patel yesterday authorised the police to use a ‘more painful’ Taser stun gun which could cause more serious injuries. Sure, it could. If they have to fire it. As we’ve seen they usually don’t. Her move came despite an…

Raedwald

Sackers and I have been discussing how best to commemorate the passing of Radders. Not just because he’s a Scriblerus [still is] but because many people looked in on him each day and well … it just doesn’t seem right…

Republican convention a bright spot for Trump

The Republican National Convention for 2020 took place from Monday, August 24 through to Thursday, August 27. The first part of Day 1 was held in Charlotte, North Carolina. As the threat from coronavirus grew, the state’s governor got twitchy…

Wise words; but will they be heard?

My silence over these past weeks was, and still is, because of a pervasive infection which has, literally, drained me of energy. However, upon reading a short piece in the Sunday Times which applauded the words of a Tennessee politician,…

Unrealistic dreams of not being divided

This tweet on yesterday’s Trafalgar Square march has some fine sentiments about not being divided: We marched on Downing Street. We are left, we are right, we are young, old, black, white, we are the working class. And our eyes…

Real versus hybrid seeds

A short section was posted in another post on Saturday about ‘real’ seeds and for the uninitiated, they might just think it was about planting a crop such as squash in good time. It took Andy and Chuckles to point…

“…social workers continued to monitor the pair.”

For all the good that did. Prosecutor Ashley Edwards QC said: ‘Goldie was offered – on various occasions – the opportunity to attend parenting classes. She declined to attend.’ Goldie’s drinking became an issue causing ‘friction’ with her daughter. ‘Goldie…

Corruption in deepest Herts

Guest post from reader Andy5759: From the print version of the Herts Ad. – I will attempt to type it out. Bear with me while I sharpen my thumbs. It’s a letter to the editor, a reader asks the local…

The efficacy of the street protest

First, for what it’s worth: There is a planned anti-lockdown, anti-mask, anti-contact-tracing – essentially anti all the “emergency” measures the government has taken – on 29th of August, in Traflagar Square. Many doctors and other experts will be speaking, some…

The Only Possible Answer…

…is ‘There’s the door, call us if you need a reference.’ Some BBC News employees asked their bosses on a private call what the point was of staying with the corporation, as they looked for reassurance that it was improving…