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 […]

Ex-International Wales Footballer ‘Ched Evans’ is found ‘NOT GUILTY’ of Rape– is the case an example of rape ‘miscarriage of justice’?

  Well, many of us were not surprised, even if still shocked, last month by the latest verdict concerning Ched Evans’ disgusting sexual exploitation of a vulnerable woman [reportedly blind drunk (possibly drink spiked), who had no recollection of her mistreatment] at the invitation of one of his footballer mates, weren’t we? The situation behind […]

Killers ‘Nathan Matthews’ and ‘Shauna Hoare’ have had a second appeal rubbished – will that end their permitted abuse of the, lax, indulgent, and ineffective criminal justice system?

  Blue ribbons worn in Becky’s memory Some three months ago the convicted evil pair of Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare, who had violently killed young Becky Watts, had their applications to go to the Court of Appeal refused by an appeal judge, as there was no prospect of an appeal succeeding – and so it […]

UK’s policing is institutionally flawed and in the dock – going down & time for fundamental change?

         Most of Britain’s population believe in the Police Force and, believe that the bobbies on the beat, believe that the constables in the streets, believe that traffic cops on the motorways, believe that the officers in the panda cars, believe that police station operatives, believe that the detectives, believe that the scene of crime […]

The British Justice System and Ched Evans – how does it work?

Ex-Sheffield United and Wales footballer Ched Evans has had his 2012 conviction for rape overturned by the Court of Appeal in a handed-down judgement a few days ago, so currently he has not been found guilty of that offence and his sentence no longer stands. However, he has not actually been acquitted either, and still […]

US President Barack Obama visits Britain to take his leave – goodbye and good riddance?

. verses United States President Barack Obama, as a leg of a European jaunt, arrived in the UK for a short visit last night, all as part of his swansong international trips that has included Argentina last month, earlier this week Saudi Arabia, then onto Germany, followed by Vietnam, Japan, Canada, Poland, China, Laos, and Peru. […]

The killers of teenager Becky Watts CANNOT appeal their convictions and sentences – is the pain finally over?

  Blue ribbons worn in Becky’s memory Some three months ago we all got the well expected, but completely unwelcome news that killers Nathan Matthews and Shauna Hoare had lodged appeals against their convictions and sentences for doing to death innocent young Becky Watts. She was only a 16 years old schoolgirl when she was brutally […]

The Hatton Garden Hoist – so does crime pay in reality?

  There is a well known idiom from the 1930’s “Crime doesn’t pay”, and this is a catchphrase regularly trotted-out by the Police and authorities as a caution to the criminally inclined, to deter them from illegal acts and it is a saying which implies that someone will be caught and punished accordingly & appropriately. […]

America ‘State of the Union 2016’ – what was that all about? [UPDATED]

   Anyone this side of the pond who as interested observers waited-up into the early hours of the morning last week to listen to President Barrack Obama’s 7th and final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress (and guests), probably wishes that they hadn’t bothered, eh? It didn’t take long for […]

Becky Watts – the convicted duo’s legal Appeals are now in, aren’t they?

  Blue ribbons worn in Becky’s memory The news on the wires last week that the evil couple convicted for the brutal killing and dismembering of 16-year-old Becky Watts, have lodged appeals, will come as no surprise to readers of these blogs – it was fully predicted at the start of this month. That prophecy didn’t […]