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Archive for the 'General' Category

GRUMPY OLD MAN

Monday, March 27th, 2017

You may remember Michael Heseltine, but then again, why would you?  For those with a long memory, he was somebody in the Conservative Party during the reign of the Blessed St. Margaret, who is best remembered by the epithet that when he was good, he was very, very good, and when he was bad, he […]

INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

I have no reason to believe that Lord Neuberger is anything other than a thoroughly professional and well respected Supreme Court judge.  His many attractors describe him as a man with a keen intellect and a willingness to listen to reasoned argument  even if he doesn’t follow it. That said, it could be with a […]

MEAL TICKET FOR LIFE

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

When the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 hit the statute books, it was devised to take the sting out of acrimonious divorces and concentrate instead on a fair division of the matrimonial assets. The tabloid press were far from amused, as many a copy was sold on the back of kiss and tell revelations of the […]

WHO GIVES A FLYING ****?

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

After a bad few months for judges — being called “out of touch” and “enemies of the people” and all that — Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins scored a terrific public bull’s-eye this week when he ruled that using “pussy” as a swear word  is not a crime. We already knew this, of course, but it’s always […]

BASKET OF DEPLORABLES

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

It is arguable that during the rough and tumble of the recent US Presidential election, there were two seminal moments.  The first was the brouhaha surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails which showed a woman capable of playing fast and loose with the system and abusing her position of authority when she was serving as Secretary of […]


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