Tag: Responsibility

A common denominator

Via the Ambush Predator. On Friday I will be attending the funeral of my friend, Mark Duggan (Ed: truly, the Funeral That Taste Forgot…). Five weeks after he was shot dead by the police in Tottenham, at last the community…

Helping reduce Islamaphobia….. not

I’d never, ever suggest that they should be banned from doing this or that free speech should be ‘lightly restrained’ in order to make that possible (though Christ knows speech in the UK is not free anyway), but what the…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

S(t)ea(l) Fever

I must go down to the shops again, To the shops on Kensington High, And all I want is some Xboxes And a streetlight to loot ‘em by, And some iPhones and some ciggies And the owners’ fists shaking, And…

California Dreamin’ Madness

SE Smith on an incident that has apparently ‘made headlines around the world’ despite the fact that it is the first time I’ve heard of it, and I’m a bit of a news junkie… On 5 July, police officers in…

No, This Is Not A ‘Reading Tax’…

…anymore than a speeding ticket is a ‘driving tax’: Children as young as one in Hampshire will be fined for overdue library books in a controversial move, branded a “reading tax” by critics. *sigh* This ‘tax’ doesn’t apply if you…

I Don’t Suppose He’ll Win….

…but I’m rooting for him: A motorcyclist left paralysed in a crash after two schoolgirls allegedly stepped into his path is suing them for more than £300,000 in damages. And before anyone points out it’s ‘monstrous’ to sue two teenage…

Poisoned Chalice?

Vaccinations are a wonderful thing and quite cost effective in a modern industrial/technological society. After all who wants the workforce to die off before it actually has a chance to work? However vaccinations in a struggling, debt ridden, drought ridden…

Dying for the toilet

Or almost dying, anyway. Meet Michelle Egglestone of Ballarat, a town in regional Victoria an hour or so west of Melbourne. Going for a quick number one could have killed her and in fact did inflict some pretty horrific injuries.…

The Market Will Provide…

For most slimmers a visit to the local takeaway is an absolute no-no. But not if you live in Padiham, where a chippy has started serving up dishes for dieters alongside fish and chips. What?! Is this some new council…