Case for the Prosecution

A fair few bloggers have now called for the resignation of Metropolitan Police Chief, Sir Ian Blair, as a result of the information contained in the documents leaked, this week, to ITN… …and some haven’t mentioned it all; not even a letter in the Grauniad from their number […]

All she wrote…

Met chief tried to stop shooting inquiry Britain’s top police officer, the Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Ian Blair, attempted to stop an independent external investigation into the shooting of a young Brazilian mistaken for a suicide bomber, it emerged yesterday. Sir Ian wrote to John Gieve, the permanent […]

Have you no sense of decency?

It was on June 9th 1954, during the course of a US Senate hearing into allegations of lax security at top secret US Army facility, that the political career of US Senator Joseph McCarthy effectively came to an end, destroyed by those same six words which are the […]

You’re not singing any more

Interesting split in today’s blogosphere. Tracking through my regular run of RSS feeds using the Sage plug-in for Mozilla, its noticable what while a significant number of blogs that I know to be, by varying degrees, either opposed to the Iraq war or at least sceptical of the […]

Backing [Ian] Blair

Some things just have to be done, don’t they… Full size image here… Oh, must just say, feel free to use the images from this post as you like. Oh, and then there’s this, courtesy of Neil from B3TA… And one more of my own – it’s subtle […]

More Britishness

On the BBC website we have the following headline: Britain ‘needs stronger identity’ A headline which, once you find out the stry refers to Michael Howard talking about ‘Britishness’ on the Today programme could just as easily read: Son of Romanian Jew lectures Britain on its sense of […]

More knee-jerk[off] reactions from the Safety Elephant

Not content with pitching the idea of a cyber-war on terrorism, Charles the Safety Elephant now turns his attention to violent pornography on the strength of ‘shock, horror’ one case in which a violent sex offender was allegedly ‘addicted’ to sexually violent internet porn. The suggestion seems to […]

The Executioner’s Song

“Where the home in the valley meets the damp dirty prison, Where the executioner’s face is always well hidden,” Bob Dylan – A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall So it now transpires that not one single ‘fact’ in the account of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at […]

Being British

With everything that’s happened in the last few weeks it’s no real surprise to find that we’re back onto that perennial political favourite; trying to define exactly what it is to be British; a topic of debate which invariably ends up as being little more than a bit […]

Playing Dice with the Universe

You might well think that any association between Dubya and the word ‘intelligent’ is, at best, tenuous and most likely an oxymoron. Yet here we have America’s leading ‘monkeyman’ wading into a debate about science teaching in US state schools on the side of teaching the theory of […]