UK General Election 2015 fiasco – electoral reform well overdue?

    The only thing that is evident from the build-up to this 2015 General  Election is that our voting system is no longer fit for purpose, don’t you think? Not only is our ‘first-past-the-post’ system predicted to produce another ‘hung parliament’ (with seemingly only complex possibilities for producing a stable government), but it is […]

American Amanda Knox NOT guilty of Murder – Italian Justice in turmoil?

THE REAL VICTIM   Well, well, well, in one of the most bizarre twists one could imagine in any criminal trial, Amanda Knox has now been acquitted of involvement in the murder in Italy eight years ago of her flatmate Meredith Kercher (a twenty-one year old Londoner)  – this judgment squashing the conviction, came in […]

Meredith Kercher murder trial after 7 long years– Italian justice?

THE REAL VICTIM   Nobody knows the name of Meredith Kercher do they? She was a twenty-one year old Londoner shockingly  murdered in Italy seven years ago. Mention though the name of another similar aged young woman at the time Amanda Knox, an American, and people will recall it well. She is one of those […]

Amanda Knox convicted murderer – Innocent Victim or Guilty Manipulator?

THE REAL VICTIM The name Amanda Knox is widely known in America, is familiar in England, and rubbished in Italy. She, along with two men, was convicted of a 2007 murder in Italy. The name Meredith Kercher however is hardly recognised anywhere. This was the young 21 year old exchange student from London who was […]