Tag: Read and Weep

Organised Crime…

…something we associate with East End villians, or the US Mafia. They make salacious reading, fill the true crime sections of bookstores, and provide the basis for many a blockbuster crime series. The modern reality isn’t so glamorous: When  police watched horrifying CCTV…

Rally Against Debt

Well, not quite since it’s not quite being ignored completely, but since what there is in the news seems to be a couple of short articles linked on the home pages of the Teletubbygraph (near the top) and the Daily…

Punishing The Wrong People…

A court observer said: ‘The judge seemed annoyed at the way the case had been handled and the prevailing feeling was that he handed out such a derisory fine as a means of making his displeasure clear.’ Well, thanks, judge!…

Compare and contrast

Remember the guy who burned the poppy on Remembrance day? Unemployed (and probably unemployable) got a £50 pound fine and boasted that he’d pay it out of his £800 a month benefits. Well the guy who tried to stop him…

Oh, Great, Uniform Wars…Again!

Yes, it’s the return of the young rebel against the system: Chris believes that forcing boys to wear long trousers during the summer affects concentration and their ability to learn. Chris is twelve. I don’t know when he got his…

Fighting Crime

Stories like this: “A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.” Are usually presented as a…

Is The Great Experiment A Failure?

By great experiment, I mean comprehensive education and the permissive generation: Parents have been accused of abandoning responsibility for their children at the school gates as teachers warned that pupils are turning up unprepared for lessons. Comprehensive education has been…