The ‘Civil Liberties’ of Terrorists – much more important than the ‘Lives’ of innocent British men, women, and children victims?

A further terrorist plot succeeded in London last Saturday night – no surprise there then as we all knew that the authorities aren’t actually in control of that aspect of our lives anymore, didn’t we? How did we know, then? Because they have told us so, and told us so, time and time again, haven’t […]

The aftermath of Manchester’s grief – needed words of wisdom and comfort?

   Twenty-one years ago, in Manchester, England, on Saturday 15 June 1996 in the very late morning, a bombing attack was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army. They detonated a 1,500-kilogram truck bomb on Corporation Street in the centre of Manchester [the biggest ever bomb the IRA ever exploded on the British mainland, […]

A Terrorist attack in London – the naivety of the response?

Just two weeks ago, about this time on Wednesday afternoon, a lone-wolf deranged Muslim terrorist, no doubt inspired by others and terrorist propaganda, carried out an 82 second attack at the heart of British democracy in Westminster London. The atrocity started with him deliberately mowing down crowds of many dozens of pedestrians on the pavement […]

UK’s policing is institutionally flawed and in the dock – going down & time for fundamental change?

         Most of Britain’s population believe in the Police Force and, believe that the bobbies on the beat, believe that the constables in the streets, believe that traffic cops on the motorways, believe that the officers in the panda cars, believe that police station operatives, believe that the detectives, believe that the scene of crime […]

England football star Adam Johnson gets sentenced – and escapes justice?

   Bradford Crown Court   No doubt all of us watching the process of justice against Sunderland’s sex-mad footballer Adam Johnson, just knew that he was going to escape proper justice, didn’t we? Today we got the final evidence though when he was back in Bradford High court for sentencing. The Judge duly gave him […]

The Hatton Garden Hoist – so does crime pay in reality?

  There is a well known idiom from the 1930’s “Crime doesn’t pay”, and this is a catchphrase regularly trotted-out by the Police and authorities as a caution to the criminally inclined, to deter them from illegal acts and it is a saying which implies that someone will be caught and punished accordingly & appropriately. […]

Maria Sharapova is now unmasked as another sports ‘drug cheat’, and about to bite the dust – but will she really?

The sporting world is again faced with the stark truth that in modern times, many-many competitors in many-many different sports like cycling, football, baseball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo, wrestling, rowing, equestrian, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics track & field, rugby league, basketball, snooker, boxing, cricket, et al, are prepared to shamefully cheat their clean opponents, the organisers, […]

Adam Johnson’s ‘child sex offences’ trial has finally completed – another example of abuse of the English Justice System?

   Bradford Crown Court When the media first got wind of Adam Johnson’s sexual misbehavior with an underage girl, it was because he was arrested at the start of March last year. It generated a lot of news then, because the guy was a very high profile award winning footballer, then playing for a famous […]

The UK Police ‘underfunded’ and ‘under resourced’ – what the heck has happened here?

  Dixon of Dock Green Who in their right mind would join the Police Force in this Country in this day and age? Only an idiot, maybe? Is the job of law enforcement in Britain any longer one desirable to get into in this twenty-first century? Perhaps, perhaps not? In the really old days there were […]