Tag: Read and Weep

“The best lack all conviction…”

‘…while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’ The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats In the comments to Sean Gabb’s piece on Saturday, Stadtler draws our attention to a young man’s account of this incident on the London Tube:…

It’s The Fourth Emergency Service!

Tube engineers will be rushed across London by police cars with their sirens blaring in a bid to keep trains moving… Whoa, steady on! I mean, yes, Tube breakdowns are annoying, but really, should we go this far? Well, we…

Do You Really Meet A Better Class Of Crook In The Nick?

Well, Lord Hanningfield certainly thinks so: After being convicted of fraud, the former leader of Essex County Council spent two weeks in a regular prisonbefore being transferred to a minimum security institution.”It wasn’t very nice in ordinary prison but it…

Maybe The ‘Teflon Don’* Is Right?

The ‘Mail’ invites us to gasp at the audacity of Arran Coghlan, as he challenges the Coroner’s Court and seemingly disrespects their holy authority: There were dramatic scenes as Mr Coghlan was ordered to respect the court. He responded by saying:…

Do You Fear Choice?

John Middleton (or as Tim describes him, this ‘scumbag idiot Marxist’ ) on the awful consequences of choice: A crowded train is delayed for hours; when it finally arrives the public address announces: “Thank you for choosing Virgin trains.” An…

Accident Waiting To Happen….

The sun shone as children in one Oxford community headed outside to reclaim their street. Campbell Road in Cowley became the first place in the city on Wednesday to benefit from the Bristol-based Playing Out project. The scheme helps residents…

Sorry, Lincolnshire CC….

….but we have raised a generation that just won’t wait: The authority’s consultancy services manager John Monk said: “We’ve seen for ourselves quite a lot of young people walking across the crossing without looking, which is a concern. “The crossing…

Welcome To Bath!

Visitors travelling through Bath Spa Station at the weekend were checked for alcohol, weapons and drugs as part of an initiative to crack down on city centre trouble. Yes, you got that right. All visitors – not just those that…

Punishing The Wrong Targets Again…

Town centre benches have been removed in a bid to deter drunks from gathering in a busy shopping area. Hyndburn Council chiefs made the decision to temporarily remove benches at the entrance to Accrington Market Hall after a violent incident…

NuPuritan Job Creation Scheme

Staff at some of Stoke-on-Trent’s largest companies could be offered alcohol advice sessions in the workplace as part of efforts to cut soaring numbers of problem drinkers. The plans will also see 20,000 handy guides distributed to people across the…

Better Order More Kleenex For The Council Chambers!

Solicitors representing the Lap Dancing Association are arguing with Bournemouth council on what makes a performance ‘lewd’ or ‘stimulating’. Well, I guess it depends… Jeffrey Green Russell say the council’s current conditions, which will regulate For Your Eyes Only, Spearmint…