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Tag Archives: United Kingdom
Of course, the Queen wants Brexit.
If we read Aristotle, his effort to insist that the function of political science is to describe accurately the regime we are talking about or living in, it becomes clear that the most dangerous thing we can do sometimes is … Continue reading
Posted in Government, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged European Union, French Revolution, United Kingdom 1 Comment
Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
For I know that some human beings are like horses—the more they get what they want, the more unruly they are apt to become.  The way to manage men like that is to put the fear of the bodyguard … Continue reading
Posted in good writing, justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged 1922 Committee, Breitbart, Donald Trump, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, tyranny, United Kingdom Comments Off on Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
Theresa May has flattered her party and she wants to seduce the public. Despite the harsh economic reality, she has offered a dream that re-imagines the UK’s imperial past as a bright future. Her post Brexit path is towards a … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, justice, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged brexit, foreign policy, inequality, London, poverty, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, United Kingdom Comments Off on Theresa May, Brexit and the lost imperial past of a Global Britain
Why QCs like cross examination: they can destroy witnesses.
In the recent case of Lord Janner, we are told that those who make the allegations must face cross examination. We are told that this is necessary for justice. We are told that this is what the UK legal system … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, philosophy Tagged Allegation, Amber Rudd, BBC, Child abuse, Criminal defense lawyer, Cross-examination, United Kingdom Comments Off on Why QCs like cross examination: they can destroy witnesses.
A response to Matthew Scott on the Goddard Inquiry
Matthew Scott, hereafter Mr Scott, has written a blog on Justice Lowell Goddard’s resignation as the Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). He explains in his opening paragraphs that the resignation is unsurprising. The Inquiry has … Continue reading
Why is the Queen silent on Hillsborough?
The Queen has not made a public statement about the Hillsborough finding of fact. Despite, 96 citizens being unlawfully killed, she is silent. In 2007 when 56 UK citizens died in a terrorist attack, she and other members of the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged Commonwealth realm, Elizabeth II, England, hillsborough disaster, South Yorkshire Police, United Kingdom Comments Off on Why is the Queen silent on Hillsborough?
Matthew Parris burnishes Boris Johnson’s leadership credentials
Yesterday Matthew Parris wrote a column attacking Boris Johnson for his behaviour and his success. More importantly, he wrote about his success as a result of his behaviour. For many commentators, the column appeared devastating, cruel, well-deserved, destructive, and damaging. … Continue reading
Posted in Government, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged Boris Johnson, David Cameron, European Union, Mayor of London, Tory, United Kingdom Comments Off on Matthew Parris burnishes Boris Johnson’s leadership credentials
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. The documents were reports on Jenny Jones who is a Green life peer which were held by … Continue reading
Child Sexual Abuse: A consequence of an imperial system?
The long awaited inquiry into historical child sexual abuse has started. The Goddard Inquiry (Hereafter the Inquiry) will examine the extent to which institutions and organizations in England and Wales failed to protect children from Child Sexual Abuse (hereafter CSA). … Continue reading