Tag: Read and Weep

Welcome to The Asylum

In So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, the late Douglas Adams introduced us to a minor character by the name of John Watson or, as he preferred to be called, Wonko the Sane. Those who’ve read it will…

Oh, I Hate To Be Proved Right….*

So, just a few days after I wrote this: A man is facing court after allegedly trying to organise a 1,000-person waterfight in Colchester town centre. Not that – not ‘holding’ one, ‘allegedly trying’ to hold one! A 20-year-old man…

Orwell Down Under

I don’t normally comment on Aussie affairs, as our esteemed colleague Down Under usually handles that so well, but another blogger’s Tweet about this case caught my eye yesterday. Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been sentenced to five months’ home detention…

Valuing Lives: Postscript

Well, the sentence has been handed down, according to the ‘Echo’, and as promised, here’s the result: A GP will spend two years behind bars for hitting and killing a pensioner in his sports car while his eyesight was “severely…

”Can you tell what it is yet?”

The former leader of a paedophile ring has become the first person to be jailed for making drawings of children being raped. Yes. Drawings. Not actual children, just sketches. Am I the only one to think this is utter madness?…

Budget Crisis? What Budget Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of families are to be visited by travel advisers who will tell them to stop driving their cars. Armed with bus timetables and cycle route maps, they will knock on doors and lecture on the need for…

Points Mean Prizes!

Hundreds of schools have driven up the amount they will be paid under the Government’s “pupil premium” initiative – designed to “reward” them for taking poorer children – by encouraging parents to apply for free school meals (FSM) for their…