Author Archives: lawrence serewicz

About lawrence serewicz

An American living and working in the UK trying to understand the American idea and explain it to others. The views in this blog are my own for better or worse.

Jenny Jones, the MPS, and the search for better records management

On 8 January, the Guardian reported a claim by a police whistle blower that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) had shredded documents illegally.[1] The documents were reports on Jenny Jones who is a Green life peer which were held by … Continue reading

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Lord Bramell’s apology: A response to Matthew Scott

On his blog, Mr Scott asks and answers two questions.[1] Should the Metropolitan Police now apologise to Lord Bramall? What will happen to the main witness, “Nick”, if the police come to regard his evidence as unbelievable? The questions show … Continue reading

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January Break

Dear Subscribers, Thank you for following this blog in 2015. I hope you had a good year for 2015 and I wish you an even more successful 2016. I will take a break from this blog until February. I will … Continue reading

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Rahm Emanuel’s Funeral Oration for Laquan McDonald: “I’m committed to reform.”

On 7 December 2015, Rahm Emanuel wrote an article, a funeral oration, to explain that Chicago would be reformed after Laquan McDonald’s death. The Mayor wrote that he is committed to reform.[1] On its own a call to reform is … Continue reading

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Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump?

Did Cicero writing in 44AD predict the rise of libertarianism and Donald Trump? In his dialogue De Re Publica (The Republic) Cicero wrote an eerily prescient description of the libertarian movement. In this passage, the character of Scipio quotes from … Continue reading

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In the UK, political philosophy is a pre-crime

Only a brave self-confident community can tolerate a man uncompromisingly dedicated to the open quest for truth. –Harry Neumann On the surface, the idea seems to be ludicrous like something Philip K. Dick might write. He coined the term “pre-crime”[1] … Continue reading

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Daniel Morgan’s Murder, police corruption, and the health of the UK regime

Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered with an axe. In the days before his murder, he had claimed to have information about a network of corrupt police officers. Despite, 6 investigations and two failed prosecutions, his killers have never been brought … Continue reading

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Initial analytical thoughts on Paris Attacks.

The following are some initial thoughts on the Paris attacks. The analysis relies on information in the public domain and includes what is known about previous attacks of a similar nature. I hope the following helps others to understand the … Continue reading

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Scott vs. Watson what does Matthew Scott’s attack on Tom Watson tell us?

In his Telegraph article of 21 October 2015, [1]Matthew Scott argues that Tom Watson’s behaviour has damaged the various Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) investigations. He makes several interrelated arguments. The first is that Mr. Watson’s intervention has diverted police resources … Continue reading

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Is the Prime Minister’s Office institutionally corrupted by Murdoch’s influence?

In politics, politicians succeed to the extent that they can gain support for their policies. In particular, they need public support or at least to avoid public resistance. They need public support to defend their policies against those who oppose … Continue reading

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