Friday, 13 June 2008

The Times, They Are A Changin'...

First a council member begins to consider fairness for motorists. Then a politician decides he has some principles after all.

Now, some judges have come to their senses:
People who injure themselves during hazardous sporting activities can blame no one but themselves, the appeal court has ruled.

The judgment, which could help protect the leisure industry from future litigation, came in a case in which a young man "with everything to live for" was left paralysed after falling from a climbing wall.
Wonders will never cease!
Lord Justice May, sitting with Lord Justice Richards and Sir Paul Kennedy, said: "Adults who choose to engage in physical activities which obviously give rise to a degree of unavoidable risk may find that they have no means of recompense if the risk materialises so that they are injured."
Summer used to be silly season. Looks like this summer is going to be the opposite...

10 comments:

Bill Quango MP said...

Once had to pay £4000 compensation to someone who bruised their leg when falling off a faulty ladder.

The person who fell off the ladder was the person who had signed off the ladder on a Risk Assessment as completely safe, no faults A1 only the day before.

This was still deemed the companies fault due to insufficient training records.
The person who failed to maintain the training records ... the person who fell off.

An outbreak of responsibility for own actions ? can't be true..

Letters From A Tory said...

Personal responsibility becoming part of our legal system? There is a god after all.

Acorn said...

What the hell is happening?

A politician resigns on a principle. A bench of judges saying it was the litigant's fault he got injured.

Have I detoured to the wrong planet sometime this week? Am I in a dream and will I wake soon?

JuliaM said...

All this, and a 'No' vote to the treaty from the Irish too.... :)

Anonymous said...

Interesting how you use bold letters to highlight things in your writing. Interesting and revealing

Under-confident ? Sheer pedantry ?
Scared we won't get it ?

And, one of your main men (from a council house too) exercising his ego alongside yours.

Fabby !

TT

JuliaM said...

"Interesting how you use bold letters..."

It's called the wonders of formatting, Total Twat.

Practice and one day, you too will master this intricate skill...

"And, one of your main men (from a council house too) exercising his ego alongside yours."

'Main men'..? Lol! 'Council house'...? So what! You are making even less sense than usual.

Are you on a bender? Oh, well, it is Friday. Bottoms up, Total Twat!

Acorn said...

Julia, I have discovered that Total Twat is actually Karla Whiffen of Harbour Reach in Poole, Dorset. See:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1025438/Pictured-The-luxury-council-flats-rented-tenants-just-75.html

Anonymous said...

Please Julia Miss. I've found something from the daily mail (groovy) to make that nasty TT go away.

If ever there was an advert for tripe and utter folly, the Daily Mail is it.

You sad sod !

TT

JuliaM said...

Heh!

Actually, Raedwald has a good post on the attitudes of Karla and those like her:

http://raedwald.blogspot.com/2008/06/pity-poor-karla-whiffen.html

JuliaM said...

Who says 'groovy' these days...?

I think Total Twat must be Austin Powers!