The endemic existence of British ‘soft justice’ – an epidemic impossible to control?

The ongoing problems of the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in the UK have been highlighted in a number of previous posts on this blog, and indeed it will have been obvious to all and sundry in Britain that the whole system broke down a long long time ago, don’t you think? Now there are multiple […]

The Perils & Pitfalls of Poker – don’t even go there?

Gambling as an addiction is a major if not increasing problem in the UK and poker is up there pretty close to the top of the problem gamblers pile. Now, many people in the UK play the National Lottery [and don’t even realise that they are gambling!], or can have a flutter now and again […]

Murdered, Raped, Molested, Beaten-up – so what, she’s just a prostitute?

The unfortunate women who turn to prostitution, sexual activity in exchange for payment, are publically and privately pilloried, and when they get savagely attacked and abjectly abused, they seemed to be portrayed as just worthless trash, rather than the tragic real-life victims they actually are, don’t you think? It is a source of constant annoyance […]

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Russian novel ‘Crime and Punishment’ now re-written in English – ‘UNABATED-Crime and NO Punishment’?

         The rule of law in the UK is going down the toilet these days, isn’t it? Yep, crime is rocketing-up, in conjunction with offenders being charged dropping like a stone, and the biggest surprise about all that, is that it is happening before our very eyes, under no-less than a ‘Conservative’ Government – the […]

Research into Alzheimer’s has stalled – is that the end of all hope?

It will not have escaped the notice of all elderly people and their families that after some twenty years of significant involvement, the world’s biggest drug company Pitzer has just 10 days ago announced terminating its research into dementia and Alzheimer’s, and has also pulled the plug on its work on Parkinson’s, as well, which […]

UK car insurance is an increasing nightmare – particularly for the young driver?

In general, in modern day “rip-off Britain” consumers are increasingly getting fleeced by suppliers whose prices are escalating at many times the rate of inflation, aren’t they? That is not more so than in the case of car insurance, where in general in just a decade it has escalated-up almost one-hundred-and- twenty percent, indeed? Nowadays, […]

A Drug-Takers Paradise – the UK?

Drug misuse England in 2015, some two-and-a-half thousand drug misuse deaths (highest level ever recorded) and in 2015/16, twenty-four thousand drug-related hospital admissions [mental health, behavioural disorders, poisoning (a dramatic increase over a decade)]. In England & Wales, at the last count there were around nearly ‘three million’ silly adults still taking illicit drugs. Even […]

The inspirational ‘making of Chelsea Cameron’ of Dundee – a story of HOPE?

  Now 18, Chelsea Cameron grew up watching her drug addict parents pass out while dealers hammered on the door The news wires in the UK have been buzzing today (and rightly so) on the release of an ‘open letter’ from Scottish teenager Chelsea Cameron to her drug addict parents. It is an astoundingly moving set […]

Maria Sharapova is now unmasked as another sports ‘drug cheat’, and about to bite the dust – but will she really?

The sporting world is again faced with the stark truth that in modern times, many-many competitors in many-many different sports like cycling, football, baseball, weightlifting, volleyball, judo, wrestling, rowing, equestrian, gymnastics, field hockey, athletics track & field, rugby league, basketball, snooker, boxing, cricket, et al, are prepared to shamefully cheat their clean opponents, the organisers, […]

Yet another International sporting scandal – Athletics now again in the Dock?

Following-on from the earlier FIFA corruption exposures earlier this year involving international football (seven top officials arrested and charged with operating a hundred million pound racket) we find that on Monday afternoon there was finally published (after a nearly year-long review) a massive damming report of drug taking by top athletes, an unprecedented cover-up by […]