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 […]

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, […]

We let young people drive on UK roads at 17 years old – an invitation to die early?

  To return to a previous topic, it is a sad fact of life that we will see many-many hundreds of our driving young people heading for the morgue in the next year. How do we know that? Because it happens EVERY year – year on year, doesn’t it? Perhaps it could be even someone […]

Young drivers in Britain – well past time for discrimination?

   No apology here in this post for returning, after only four months, to the dreadful issue of kids being put in charge of (but not always in control of) a powerful killing machine – a motor car. At that time five teenagers had just been killed in a car crash in South Yorkshire. Last […]

Cars, cars & more cars – time we stopped them & the Drivers?

What is the obsession with cars in this Country? In Britain, we are a small island without massive distances between places (not like say America) and we have a ‘reasonable’ but not top class public transport system, so why does everybody want to drive around in a car indeed – in fact it is worse […]

Expert drivers one after the other one after the other – that was too close to call?

  You see WE are all ‘good’ drivers and most of us are ‘safe’ drivers, and some of us are even ‘expert’ drivers no less. That is why each year there are still nearly two thousand fatalities and a couple of hundred  thousand injured (over twenty thousand seriously) on the roads of Britain then? Puzzling […]

Child Benefit [Family Allowance] April Changes

REALINTANGIBLE It is suggested here that the government will be forced to bring in very expensive changes to the Welfare Bill to comply with requirements from the European Court Of Justice regarding Child Benefit payments. No formal announcement can be made until the first. Historically the UK introduced such payments for children as the so […]

Scales of Justice Broken

Women                                                                   Rapists Rape is the penetration of a woman without her consent when the defendant had no reasonable believe that he had consent. It is a worrying state of affairs when the female chairwoman of the Bar Council, Maura McGowan, comes out in favour of an unworkable plan in favour of anonymity for men accused […]