Category Archives: Crime & Punishment


People often say to me: “Illusive Man, you callipygian super-being, what are your thoughts on X?” where X can be any topical issue of the moment. Well, I thought it was about time I got it all down in a post for everyone to read. If I’ve missed something important, feel free to let me […]


I’ve been slow to comment on the recent issues surrounding the BBC for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wanted to wait for more information to come out regarding the scandals – its hard to comment on an incomplete picture; secondly, I wanted to make sure I had all my thoughts correct before I started […]

Its one rule for them…

… And another for us. A four-year corruption inquiry into the actions of a Met Police crime squad finds nine officers guilty of discreditable conduct, but none are dismissed and no senior officers are held to account. It seems that if you want to get away scot free with a crime in this country, the […]

If you have nothing to hide…

… You have nothing to fear. We’ve all heard these words before – some of us may have even used them. Its the standard argument that gets trotted out by the agents and supporters of the state machinery whenever they want to try and justify increased and ever more invasive surveillance. This argument is dangerous, […]

Voracious, small-minded predators…

… Is how I think of the members of Central Bedfordshire District Council after reading this shocking story over at Liberal Conspiracy (emphasis original): On the 8th of February a man took his own life. Peter Williams was a gifted engineer, whose invention, still manufactured today, landed him in the Guinness World Records, but he […]

A couple of things…

Firstly, via The Express, I find that our ever-wonderful social services want to remove a baby from a pregnant woman just because she is a supporter of the EDL (English Defence League) and they fear she may say things which radicalise the child. I have no love for the EDL at all, but this case […]

The secret olympics

Article copied from Big Brother Watch: In a remarkable – if not bizarre – twist to the Olympic Story, Amateur Photographer reports that it will be against Olympic rules to tweet, share on Facebook or in any way share your photos of the event. Quite how this will be policed is beyond comprehension and one […]

The budget… And one or two other things, too…

There’s been a few things I wanted to line up in my sights from the recent budget statement by the Chancellor – George Osborne – but a mixture of laziness, illness and Mass Effect 3 have prevented it. Until now. First into the cross-hairs is minimum pricing for alcohol, and more here. The government is […]

Crime and punishment

Its been a while since I had a bit of a rant about the state of punishment in our legal system, but I spotted this story on a news feed and couldn’t help myself… Spiteful burglars killed a 10-week-old kitten in a microwave after apparently finding nothing worth taking during a break-in. The cat, called […]

Liebour’s Children – in their own words

I found this report on the BBC’s web page: two girls being interviewed by a reporter explain why they were involved in the riots. Apparently its about “showing the rich we do what we want”. By rioting, looting and causing untold amounts of criminal damage which will cost hundreds of millions of pounds to put […]