Saturday, 16 October 2021

If It Wasn't For Double Standards, He Wouldn't Have Any At All...

London's inclusive Mayor:
London's famous riverside New Year's Eve fireworks display has been cancelled for a second year because of "uncertainties caused by Covid".
Explaining why this year's event was also being cancelled, a spokesperson for the mayor said: "Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, our world-famous New Year's Eve display will not be held on the banks of the Thames this year.
"Last year's successful show took place in a slightly different way due to the pandemic, and this year a number of exciting new options are being considered as part of our New Year's Eve celebrations in London."
Also London's inclusive Mayor:


Hmmm....

Muggers And Junkies Were Bad Enough, Now I Might Have To Worry About Springheel Jack!

Young people may be nudged into carrying knives by the police, research has found, as a new count showed the Metropolitan police circulated more than 2,100 images of seized knives on Twitter in a year.

God, I hope that's just another useless bit of 'research' by some bunch of wacademics. Because.... 


Plenty pointed out this was incapable of being fired, but being the Internet, the mocking was swift, savage and merciless:






But this just reinforces my long held belief that for the modern police farce, Twitter is Kryptonite...

Friday, 15 October 2021

‘I had been under the impression that criticism of politicians was allowed in a democracy.’

I know how you feel, sweetie. 

I'd been under the impression that Cambridge academics were learned people worthy of respect, not chippy little racists who scream like stuck pigs when the methods they employ are used against them...
Last night Professor Gopal (Ed: yes, this one!) appealed to Michelle Donelan, the universities minister, saying her free speech had been curtailed. The request appeared to reference the Government’s new free speech bill, which will stop ‘no- platforming’ at universities.
She asked the minister on Twitter: ‘I’ve had a routine speaking engagement cancelled at short notice following pressure from a partisan campaign group. I know and deeply believe you to care about such gross infringements of academic freedom. Please help?’

Oh boy, and there's a HGV shortage too...


 I think this needs to be on permanent duty...

The wonder isn't, of course, that's she's been hastily disinvited; it's that she was invited in the first place, since she's notorious and has been for years...

Or perhaps to the civil servant who put her name forward, that was the whole point?

In Our Topsy Turvey World, Would Anyone Bet They Wouldn't Win?

Claire Vickers, 46, and her friend Barry Douglas, 44, were stuck on a slide for two hours after breaking into Aldershot Lido when it was closed.
Claire shattered her ankle and Barry broke both of his ankles and fibular, reports the Mirror.
Gran Claire also had her shin bone poking out of her leg after the pair got drunk, broke into the lido and decided to go down the slide, nor realising there was a metal barrier placed at the exit.

And let that be a lesson to you, eh? 

But wait! What's the lesson again? 

While no police action was taken against either Claire or Barry, he suggested that there should have been "better security" at the waterpark.
He also said that it was "too easy to get into" and warned that they may be taking "legal action" against the Lido.

Ah, yes. 'Where there's blame, there's a claim'... 

H/T: Peter W via email

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Well, Here's An Answer To Our Impending 'Promising Footballer' Shortage...

After all, we'll soon run out if this keeps up...
Dozens of Afghan girl footballers and their families have been told they will be resettled in the UK.
The group of 135 girls and young women, their families and coaches, are in Lahore after they were helped by a British aid group to escape the Taliban, who threatened to kill them for playing sport.

Though I'm not sure it's much of an improvement... 

Sui-Anne Marie Gill, CEO of the ROKiT Foundation who supported their escape from Afghanistan, welcomed the news.
“These young sportswomen and their families are so thrilled to have been given a second chance in life, here in the home of football. The next step is to settle them into their new home. We will do all we can to support them in this process, and the communities that welcome them.”

What about the communities that don't 'welcome them', Sui-Anne? 

Not that you'll be living in those communities, perish the thought... 

Oh, What A Tangled Webbe We Weave...

...when first we practice to deceive

Warning her that she could face jail when she is sentenced next month, chief magistrate Paul Goldspring told the court that her convoluted explanations ‘didn’t bear a ring or note of truth’.
'In short, I found Ms Webbe to be vague, inconsistent and at times illogical in her account. It was shaped around the overwhelming evidence against her. She could not honestly answer and ultimately I found her to be untruthful.’

And that's despite glowing references from, errr, Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Diane Abbott. 


 Order me two!

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A Breath Of Fresh Air...?

Targets and quotas have been relied upon too much to help people from poorer backgrounds instead of promoting 'equality of opportunity', Liz Truss says.

Good lord, she actually sounds like a real Conservative! How did that happen? 

Foreign Secretary and equalities minister Ms Truss is aiming to 'refocus the Government's social mobility work' on tackling the gaps in 'education, employment and enterprise' between the South East of England and rest of the UK. She has now tasked the conservative headteacher Katharine Birbalsingh, who leads the Michaela Community School in north London, with tackling the 'soft bigotry of low expectations', The Telegraph reports.

And we know she's on a winner, because this headteacher is upsetting all the right people: 

Earlier this year, Ms Birbalsingh took a swipe at at 'woke culture' for 'mercilessly attacking' black conservatives who 'dare to think for themselves'.
She said: 'It is always acceptable in our woke culture of 2021 to mercilessly attack black conservatives.
'They have 'betrayed' their leftist masters by daring to think for themselves, when they should be grateful.
'THAT is institutionalised/cultural racism. And it is everywhere.'

Hear hear!  

Finally, The Courts Get Tough...

A dog owner has slammed an order to destroy his two French bulldogs after they bit a woman passing his home.
Roxy and Kilo, who belong to John Gizzi, were ordered to be destroyed by a judge at Llandudno Magistrates Court on Monday.
But Gizzi, a convicted former gangster, called the destruction order "barbaric" and “ridiculously harsh” and said he will appeal.

Hmmm, is his former 'occupation' the reason why are the courts are taking such a tough line, when they usually err on the side of excessive leniency? 

Gizzi insisted that the electric gates at his home in St Asaph where the woman was bitten are always closed when not in use, but said some bars have been bent by would-be intruders.
He said the £3,000 compensation was excessive because the wounds were minor, according to his lawyer in court.

What a charmer... 

Since the court case, a petition to save the animals has been set up by supporters. It received 100 signatures in 16 minutes, said Gizzi.

From Mr M Maus and Mr D Duk, I expect... 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Maybe We Should Get The Taxpayer's View On 'Cheating'..?

A 24-year-old care-leaver who has been stuck in mouse-infested, damp-ridden temporary accommodation for three years feels she has been “cheated out of the system.”

She's 24? When did she leave care? And what has she done with her life since? 

Bianca Littlejohn was moved by Lewisham Council to a multiple occupancy property with her seven-year-old daughter on Inchmery Road, Catford, in 2018 after being evicted from a housing association flat for failure to pay arrears in 2018.

Ah. Of course. Breed on the taxpayer's dime.  

As a care-leaver under 25, she received guidance from a personal advisor, who instructed her to apply for housing directly through the council. Ms Littlejohn believes she was improperly advised, and could have instead applied for housing through social services, which would have meant her status as a care-leaver was taken into account.

If she's aware of the rules, why does she need an adviser? 

"I know other people who've been given as second chance under social services," Ms Littlejohn said. "I should have been, and I haven’t."

One might say that your second chance has come and gone. You squandered it when you failed to pay your rent. 


 

What's 'Beyond Understanding' Isn't The Attack...

Judge Christine Laing QC told Rouf she had no doubt he was a danger to women before sending him to prison on an extended sentence of 15 years.
Rouf knew better than most the effect sulphuric acid would have on the body, the judge said, adding that the attack was beyond understanding.

It's that you think that after 15 years he won't still be a danger to women... 

Monday, 11 October 2021

This Is Why Lazy, Irresponsible Police Farces Need To Take Dog-On-Dog Attacks Seriously...

...the attack continued despite his desperate efforts, and he suffered severe bite wounds to his hands and arms trying to fend them off.
Izzy’s cries were heard by residents, one of whom hit the dogs with a stick to try and stop the attack but with no effect.

Pity no-one in the area had an axe.  

Police officers quickly arrived and managed to the get the dogs off, and a dog handler was able to contain them.

An ARV would have 'contained them' a hell of a lot better... 

Izzy’s owner received first aid by paramedics before being taken to hospital for treatment.
An officer rushed Izzy to a vets, she was then taken to a specialist vets, but died the next day from her severe injuries.

At least arrests were made, this time...

The English bull terriers had escaped from an insecure garden in Alfreton Road. Tomasz and Magdalena Adamowicz, aged 41 and 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of being the owner/person in charge of a dog dangerously out of control causing injury.

And what punishment do the owners get? Sod all: 

Appearing at Nottingham Crown Court on Thursday, September, 30, they were both given eight-month prison sentences, suspended for 18 months, and ordered to pay £4,700 compensation. The court ordered the dogs to be destroyed.
The attack happened on October 3. Unless there's been an error, or British courts are capable of time travel, these useless mutts have been languishing at Her Majesty's pleasure for over a year...
Police Constable Ryan Lewis, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was an extremely distressing incident for all those involved and who saw this attack which resulted in a dog dying from its injuries and her brave owner suffering severe injuries.”

Well, PC Lewis, I guess no-one could have forese...

Oh. 

“The owners of these dogs were previously issued with a community protection warning in June 2020 following a report of a dog-on-dog attack involving their dogs.
“They were warned to keep their dogs under control, muzzled and within the boundaries of their garden but both accepted their garden had not been properly secured since this previous incident.”

Because when owners of known vicious dogs are issued with conditions, no one checks

So stop issuing conditions, go straight to destriuction orders and then maybe elderly men can walk their labradors in peace, and not wind up in hospital. 

We're Going To Run Out Of Promising Footballers At This Rate!

The fatal crash occurred as Pc Paul Summerson, 44, pursued former youth footballer Lewis Johnson, 18, and his pillion passenger Louis Kyriacou, 18, through Stoke Newington on the morning of February 9 2016.

Five years ago...? 

The court heard police believed that Mr Johnson and Mr Kyriacou were involved in a "smash and grab" theft in the area.

Ah, well, if they'd stopped and explained themselves, he'd still be alive now... 

As he fled from the police car, Mr Johnson also drove in between traffic and even on to a footpath, the jury heard. Summerson's BMW had its flashing lights and a siren on during the pursuit, the court was told.

No excuses. That the cop is being prosecuted for this is inexcusable.  

The chase moved from Stoke Newington through Stamford Hill and on to Clapton Common road, where it caused a panel van to move out of the way, Mr Sandiford told the court.
But the court heard the van drove directly into the path of Mr Johnson's vehicle and collided with it, causing the moped to spin into a pole on the side of the road - killing Mr Johnson and seriously injuring his passenger.

 All I have to say on this 'tragic event'

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Can Anyone In Cleveland Police Read..?

Allison, who also lives in Stockton, contacted Cleveland Police about the incident on her parent's behalf.
She said she was told by the force that the dog responsible was a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the case would be closed as they don't believe the dog responsible was from a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

It doesn't have to be, according to the beefed up DDA that the police whined for in order to be able to act:


 

Colin, who is currently in the Lake District with his wife, added: "I know what a Staffy looks like, they were not Staffies. They were white and their ears were standing up.
"I think the police could be doing more. This is the worst thing I have ever seen in my life, I never want to see it again."

 Gosh! Sure sounds like you would have been put in fear, which is covered by that beefed up DDA:


So what have the lazy incompetents at Cleveland nick got to say for themselves?

A force spokesperson said: “Our Dog Legislation Officer has spoken at length with Poppy’s owner and family and after seeing the dog, has explained that it is not a breed banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
"We know how distressing these dog-on-dog incidents are for people and know that owners expect that we can always take action, however officers can only make decisions on what it (sic) set out in the legislation, looking at the circumstances of the incident and an assessment of the dog said to be responsible.”

Well, there you go, I've clipped the appropriate bits out for you. Could someone read them - slowly, if necessary - to the Dog Legislation Officer, who doesn't appear to know his actual job? 

Overpaid, Overindulged And Over Here...

A teenage 'Mr Hyde' who blacked out while attacking three police officers, a nurse and a security guard and trashing a Worcester hospital cubicle has been described as...

A liability? 

...both 'vulnerable' and 'brave'.

Oh. I suppose I should have expected that, these days... 

Fergus Maxwell, defending, said: "This is a young lady who is 19 years old. This is her first encounter with the criminal justice system in the US or England. It would be fair to say she has never behaved in this manner previously."

So why is she behaving like it now? 

Brought up in Florida, he said she had a difficult relationship with her mother in the US, finished high school and 'got involved with an undesirable young man' and began using drugs, specifically heroin. She flew from Orlando to Heathrow to become part of her father's family in Droitwich but 'wasn't made to feel particularly welcome', said the solicitor.

Gosh, that's hardly surprising, is it? 

Magistrates imposed a 12 month community order to include 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days with an exclusion requirement not to attend her father's address at Woodmans Rise in Droitwich for the next six months.
Mr Shadwell, the chairman of the bench, said: "What we wanted to do was give all the parties compensation but there's a recognition you have got no money."

I'm surprised you didn't award the poor little lamb some money from the poor box to pay it... 

They also made no order for costs and did not impose the statutory victim surcharge for the same reason. The court had earlier been told that Knight was not claiming UK benefits.

Is that out of the goodness of her heart, or because she's ineligible?  

Friday, 8 October 2021

The Immediacy Of Twitter...


Sometimes, it's best to wait a few minutes...

Just Another Day In The 'Nam...

This is the shocking moment a road rage brawl was caught on camera, showing a man chasing a car driver with a large spade and smashing in his back window.
The violent altercation, that is believed to have taken place in Dagenham, east London, this morning, was caught on camera and posted to social media.

Why is it 'shocking'? It's becoming quite normal these days. 

It is not yet known what sparked the road rage incident...

Testosterone? 

Thursday, 7 October 2021

You Missed Something Out, Didn't You?

Speaking on behalf of his daughter, Bryant's niece, he said: 'This may have just been another black man dying in controversial circumstances but to us he was just another son, brother, father and uncle.'
And armed robber.
'Throughout Shane's life there were times where he was misunderstood.'
Like when he dragged a female member of staff away from the counter at the Co-op store and forced them to open the safe?
'He was an energetic, upbeat, imaginative and creative individual.'
Does it take a lot of creativity to rob a Co-op then?
'It is very hard for us to understand why Shane got involved in the crime at the Co-op at the time of his death.'
Because he was criminal scum.
'As a family, there was no doubt in our mind that Shane should have been arrested for his crime, he should have ended up in prison for his crime, but he should not have ended up in a coffin.'
That was his choice.



It's Not A Pick And Mix, Ian...

...you can't choose only the bits you like:
Ian West, for Johnson, said despite the breach, the defendant had otherwise complied with the order made in May, attending all but one of 25 probation appointments.
Hmm, so, what was the breach? Oh, just a little matter of possessing equipment capable of accessing the Internet and not telling police about it.
Police visited him at his home and despite his claim that he had no internet accessing device, an X-Box was found in a bedroom.
He was taken to a police station made no comment when questioned, but his ex-partner told officers he had been contacting her by social media via a phone for months.

Whoops! 

Recorder Simon Kealey QC told Johnson it was a “clear breach” of the order imposed only months earlier. He activated 18-moths (sic) of the suspended sentence and added six months for breaching the SHPO, making a total two-year prison sentence.
Johnson was reminded he will remain subject to the ten-year SHPO and sex offender registration.

The British Justice system doesn't like scofflaws.  

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Musical Interlude - October:"I wanted to marry her when I saw the moonlight shining on the barrel of her father's shotgun."

Another real classic here. It's 'Oklahoma' (a state I've had the great pleasure of visiting, incidentally). And it's one that probably everyone knows at least one song from, and the opener really sets the tone. 

It's the incomparable Gordon MacRae:  

"Not Fair, The Police Are Treating Us Equally!"

Criminal justice solutions that were purported to address gendered violence have only made matters worse for many women.
Says who? Well, Aviah Day, who is apparently a lecturer in criminology at Birkbeck, University of London. So she must know her stuff? 

Oh, wait, she's also 'an activist fighting gendered and state violence'.
Sadiq Khan’s response to the Sabina Nessa case has been to revive proposals to make misogyny a hate crime, but we already have laws against harassment and assault, and they have done nothing to stem gendered violence. What’s more, the additional police powers and longer sentences that promised to tackle gendered violence have backfired spectacularly – women are being criminalised by the same measures that were introduced to protect them.

Ummm, how so?  

In recent decades responses to domestic violence have favoured carceral (prison) over community solutions resulting in a rise in women being locked up.

Ah! But...surely they will only be locked up if they've done something wrong? Very wrong, since the tag 'pussy pass' exists on the blog for good reason? 

My own research has found that the increased presence of police in women’s lives has made it more likely they will be arrested, through perpetrators manipulating the system...

Eh..? How are they doing that, then? Surely she couldn't mean that men are pointing out the times they were attacked, and expecting equal justice? No! Perish the thought... 

...or police targeting women for unrelated matters such as immigration enforcement.

Ah, you mean 'doing their job'..? 

A 2018 freedom of information request found that more than half of all police forces in England and Wales have a record of arresting domestic and sexual violence survivors who have insecure immigration status.

By 'insecure immigration status', does she really mean 'women who shouldn't be in the country at all', perchance? 

Women should be allowed the right to protest against this system – a right that the “kill the bill” movement is fighting to preserve in the face of the extraordinary police powers proposed in the police, crime, sentencing and courts bill – and should fight for a transition to education and community-based solutions.

Because they've worked so well with other crimes, and with mental illness? 

Only then can we end the cycle of violence.

You'll never end the cycle of violence. It's inherent in humanity. Better you spend your time educating women to check out their partner's criminal history before shacking up with him.  

Agreeing To 'No More Issues' - Yr Doin' It Wrong!

It was agreed with family and friends they would all meet and agree there would be no more issues between the pair.
But instead the teenager got out of the car with a sword and started swinging it around and threatening victims, the court heard.

Oh, well, that didn't go as planned! 

The teenager, who can’t named as he is under 18, is on trial charged with a host of offences in connection with the incident which took place on March 25.

A 'host'..? 

“The defendant led the group to Gardener Avenue, Corringham and he got out the car with a sword and flicked it at the man and cut his chin and cheek and it was quite a serious cut.
“He was singing (sic) the sword around, described as a samurai sword.
“He also hit the man, and a woman and a girl who suffered bruising and swelling to her face.
“He was described as being irate and also rattled and threatening the three victims, while asking the man where his knife was.
“The girl suffered a barrage of punches with about five to the body and one to her face. The man got back in his car and called the police and discovered he was bleeding heavily.”

What a lovely chap! 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

They Are Deprived On Account Of They Are Depraved...

...to paraphrase from one of my favourite movies:
The BBC sports presenter Jason Mohammad has voiced anger at a lack of government help for the Ely estate in Cardiff where he grew up, 30 years after the so-called bread riots erupted in the area.

'Bread riots'..? Were people starving in Ely, then? 

Ely remains among the most deprived areas of Wales in terms of income, employment, health and education, according to the Welsh government, which classes part of the area as suffering among the worst “deep-rooted deprivation” in Wales.

Gosh! Who knew? 

“I feel angry that the Westminster government and the Senedd government haven’t addressed the needs of these people,” Mohammad said. “They’ve cried out for help for years. Sometimes I think no one has listened.”

How have they 'cried out for help', then? 

Mackay said: “It seems cool now to ride a bike around Ely and smash a window. People are filming it on social media and people are becoming famous on LADbible and some of these platforms … The behaviours and attitudes are still in the area.”

Ah. The same way all the other rioters in history have, it seems... 

Asked about Mohammad’s view, Drakeford said that Tony Blair’s government delivered “unprecedented levels of investment in community assets and new economic opportunities for young people”.

But they clearly prefer making arses of themselves to working for a living... 

On The Contrary, Superintendent Emma Garside, It'd Be Very Helpful...

Thames Valley Police have confirmed they have dropped their investigation into a reported rape in Witney.
Extensive searches of the area and a 'thorough examination' of CCTV footage was undertaken by investigators after a woman in her twenties reported being raped in St Mary's churchyard in the early hours of Sunday morning. Police now say they are no longer investigating the case...

And are investigating her instead..? Well.... 

...and that no other investigations will be taking place.

Strange, that. If a crime has been falsely reported, shouldn't the police act? 

Superintendent Emma Garside, Local Policing Commander for Cherwell & West Oxfordshire, said: 'It would not be helpful to speculate as to the reasons of the initial report, but I would like to thank the public and local community for coming forward to support information which supported this investigation.'

Which I'm sure they'll do with the same alacrity next time. Or...will they? 

Monday, 4 October 2021

Maybe The Hint Is In The 'Short Periods Of Custody', Recorder Cornell..?

A thug who publicly beat his pregnant girlfriend in the street and flogged her with an electric plug and lead has been sent on a Government programme to help him build 'better relationships'.

Yeah, it's the bloody Minshull Street Crown Court female justice cadre yet again...   

Hibbert, also of Droylsden, had a previous 12-year history of violence towards an ex-partner and loved ones and was said to have 'issues with power and control'.

You don't say..? Well, surely, female judges aren't going to stand for that sort of nonsense. 

Are they? 

In mitigation his lawyer Michael Johnson said: 'This is an extremely unattractive set of offences, committed by a man with an extremely unattractive record for violence.
'But this man has been in custody for over nine months and that’s the equivalent of an 18-month sentence. In terms of punishment, that can be advanced as already being delivered.

Well, that's not the usual excuse, is it..? Ah, but he was just warming up: 

'He has a history of violence at perhaps not the highest level, interrupted by the imposition of prison sentences, which do not seem to have any effect on changing the defendant’s behaviour. He hurts someone. He goes to prison. He comes out. He hurts someone else, and he goes back to prison. It continues. Intervention will assist him and address the issues that mostly underlie this offending.'

You think? Seems to me the problem isn't in the 'going to prison' bit, it's in the 'coming out' bit! 

Sentencing Hibbert the judge Miss Recorder Kate Cornell told him: 'These assaults took place against a background of coercion and a toxic relationship. You are a 30-year-old man with multiple convictions.
'You have a history of domestic issues with a previous partner and family. You struggle to cope with stress and do so through violence. You have issues with power and control. But you have had no intervention from probation for some years and clearly, this has not been helped by short periods of custody.'

So make the next one a longer one... 

Time To Put DEFRA Down Humanely..?

...sources at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs say some animals on the airlift were infected with Brucella canis, a bacterial infection that can cause spontaneous abortions in affected animals – and in rare cases can be passed to humans.

Well, since they are in quarantine, what should that matter? Does DEFRA usually whisper in the ear of tame journalists about the results of their tests?  

A leaked voice message obtained by The Mail on Sunday at the time revealed the behind-the-scenes bitterness over the airlift, with Mr Farthing telling a Ministry of Defence official he would ‘spend the rest of my time f****** destroying’ him if he did not secure clearance for a flight out of the country.

Ah, I see. This is revenge. But surely Pen Farthing has complied with the regulations? 

Reader, of course he has... 

Mr Farthing said: ‘The Nowzad charity has always been fully compliant with the regulations as laid out by Defra for the import of dogs from Afghanistan.
'If further testing is needed currently beyond what is normally required for entry to the UK, then our charity will be more than happy for those tests to be carried out by Defra.
‘We are happy to report the first batch of 12 dogs and two cats were given the all-clear last week. The remainder will continue with their predetermined quarantine as per Defra regulations for entry to the UK.’

So fuck you, DEFRA. You fucked with the wrong Marine. Pick on soft targets you can destroy with impunity in fut...

Oh!

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Another Report Into The Bleeding Obvious...

The long-awaited report argues there is no magic solution which balances the inclusion of trans women in female sport while guaranteeing competitive fairness and safety.

How long did it take for the UK sports councils to reach a conclusion everyone could see was blindingly obvious?  

As things stand, most sports follow the guidelines set by the International Olympic Committee in 2015, which permit trans women to compete in female sport if they suppress their testosterone levels below 10nmol per litre.
However, in August the IOC admitted these rules were “not fit for purpose” and would be revised in the next few months. The five sports councils across the UK go further still by stating that suppressing testosterone for 12 months “cannot guarantee fairness”.
“Rather, there appears to be a retention of physical capacity in transgender people who suppress testosterone from male levels,” it states. “Such physical differences will also impact on safety parameters in sports which are combat, collision or contact in nature.”

Yes, well, any fool can see that.  

And, for the first time, it tells sports across Britain that they will have to choose which to prioritise.

Who is betting that they'll swim against the progressive tide then? Anyone? Bueller? 

Sports are also given three potential paths they might consider. They are prioritising transgender inclusion; protecting the female category by having open and “female-only” categories; establishing new formats by adapting rules to include non-contact versions of team sports so that everyone can play.

So the choices are carry on with the wokeness, don't carry on with the wokeness, or ruin the sport entirely. Hmmm. I'm not a betting woman, luckily.  

Bad News If You're In A Slow-Moving Petrol Queue...

...and a woman walks by:

Ex-Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman has called for kerb crawlers to lose their driving licences and said following women too closely in the street should become a crime.

 Yeah, this is a real mystery, isn't it?

Shouldn't she check with Kier whether that only applies if she has a cervix, though?

Friday, 1 October 2021

No Longer 'One Of Us'...

So, a new therapy for autisic children. Good thing, yes?  

What’s exciting about the findings of this study is that the therapy does successfully boost the social development of the children who receive it.
...
What makes this complicated, however, is that social communication skills are one of the main things measured when someone is assessed for an autism diagnosis. The fact that this therapy boosted those skills meant that children scored lower on those parts of autism assessments, which in turn meant they didn’t meet the criteria for an autism diagnosis. In fact, the study shows that this therapy reduced autism diagnosis by two-thirds.

Or, another way to look at this, 'these children are no longer held back by their affliction'. Why would that not be a positive thing? 

The main concern for us in the UK is that support only follows diagnosis. Even if the therapy allows autistic people to have a better start in life, the system will need to change to ensure support is there if and when it is needed.

Ah. As always, follow the money. And the activist's hopes of a guaranteed milk herd... 

We also have to ask what else a child may miss out on if they go on to be diagnosed with autism at a later date. For many autistic people, autism is part of their identity.

This is beginning to sound a lot like those wretched 'deaf culture' proclaimers, isn't it? 

Medical research studies such as this, for all their methodological rigour, do rub uncomfortably against the experience of being autistic. Autism is not a “preventable” condition that we can treat like other areas of medical research.

How fortunate for you, then, to have a 'cause' that will never be met..? 

Is It Really Unsafe For Cops To Arrest Women Now?

There's been a concerted effort on Twitter and other social media, abetted by the MSM, to portray all police officers as barely trustworthy. People have even suggested that resisting arrest is sensible in the light of the Wayne Couzens case!

And predictably, the Met Police are grovelling in the light of this critiscism:
The Metropolitan Police said last night that there would be no more patrols by lone plain-clothed officers in light of the methods used by Wayne Couzens to abduct Sarah Everard.
Sir Stephen House, the Met's deputy commissioner, added that warrant cards may not be enough for officers to prove their identity in future.

So, is it really unsafe for police to arrest women now? Well, maybe. But maybe not for the women: 

Two women were arrested last Sunday outside the City of Spice Indian restaurant near Dereham Road, Norwich.
The footage shows an officer kicking out at one of the women as she appeared to be helping her friend. At the same time the second woman was shouting at the officer “get off her” while also trying to allegedly grab his handcuffs.
Then a police van arrives with reinforcements and one of the officers takes a run up and kicks the woman who is standing.

Predictably, there's been howls of outrage at the fact that he's gone hands on with a female (without first declaring himself a female, or he'd be OK!) and the force has referred itself to the IOPC.  

Do we want drunken sluts to be able to grapple with police officers and resist arrest with impunity? Because it appears that's the way we're heading...

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Tweet Of The Month: The Return*


*I'm back in a new incarnation!

Post Title Of The Month

This month's award goes to John Ellwood at TCW for his Stanley Holloway reference:

 


Quote Of The Month

Mark Wadsworth on what we have to look forward to this autumn and winter:
"As per usual, I have succumbed to this and have felt like crap for the past fortnight, hence very sporadic posting (and I haven't managed to finish a song for a fortnight either), I don't have the energy for that. It's not the worst cold I've ever had, but it just drags on and on and on.
Luckily, the rest of my household seems to be immune, that's a small blessing. Maybe it's because they got out more during the lockdown periods and so their resistance to colds and 'flu didn't wane as much as mine did."
Get well soon, Mark.

Post Of The Month

Bill Sticker revises the Bible...

Skewed Priorities...

The IOPC swings into action:
It concluded in December that PC Scott should face gross misconduct proceedings.
A police disciplinary panel held on Friday last week ruled that PC Scott - who had been suspended from duty during the investigation - should be dismissed after the case was proven.
Gosh! Did he confess to a colleague that he had 'an attraction to brutal sexual pornography'? Was he accused of several indecent exposure incidents?

No, don't be silly!   
IOPC regional director Miranda Biddle said: 'There is no place in policing for officers who make offensive comments of any kind, whether on or off duty and whether in a public or private forum.
'We assessed the comments made on Facebook as a whole and concluded that PC Scott had a case to answer for gross misconduct.'

It's illuminating to see the things that the police consider beyond the pale, isn't it? And the warning signs that don't appear to trouble them at all. 

'His comments were also deemed to have a detrimental impact on the wider public confidence and perception of the force.'

I couldn't care less if a police officer fails to go along with the top brass perception of St George Floyd, or doesn't consider that having a man pretend to be a female police officer is somehow a good thing. But knowing that you're protecting a future rapist and murderer? 

Well, that's a concern.  

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The Police Bear No Responsibility For This Savagery...

Greater Manchester police have referred themselves to the police watchdog over the death of a 16-year-old boy.

Did he die in custody? Was he run down in the street by a 999 call responder? 

Rhamero West was discovered in Old Trafford, Manchester, on 9 September with stab wounds.
The student was taken to hospital from the scene in Norton Street but died shortly afterwards.

Oh....  

Rhamero, known as Mero, from south Manchester, was killed after he attended his first day at college where he was studying catering. His family paid tribute and described him as a “beautiful soul”.

Yes, they always are, aren't they? But why should the police need to refer themselves to the IOPC? 

The Independent Office for Public Conduct (IOPC) confirmed it had received a referral from GMP “due to the fact officers had contact with a 16-year-old boy prior to his death”.

Hmmm... 

According to Greater Manchester Police, detectives investigating his death have been piecing together a number of incidents that occurred prior to his death, including multiple collisions and violent disorder around the Princess Road area of South Manchester.

Translation: gang violence.  

He was stabbed following a pursuit involving two vehicles which is understood to have begun a mile away in the Moss Side area of the city. He is believed to have been fleeing his pursuers along with three friends in a BMW, only for it to crash.

Only for them to lose control of the vehicle, you mean?  

But It Won't Be Them Paying, You Idiot!

Persistent shoplifters should be spared jail and instead retailers could pay for their rehabilitation, a police chief has said.

The costs will, of course, be passed on to customers

Thankfully, she's not really a 'police chief' in any normal sense of the word.
Donna Jones, an elected crime commissioner, believes short jail sentences for low–level criminals with drug addictions do not work and prison should be reserved for more serious violent and sex offenders.
She's elected. Which means, unlike the woke top brass, she can be unelected. Her obese backside can be evicted from the comfy seat she now occupies.
The Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who was elected as a Conservative ...
She fits right in, doesn't she?

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Is There A Connection, I Wonder?


Well, if you can't beat 'em, join 'em!


What do Liverpool plod have to say for themselves?
"Several enquiries were made to find an organisation who could assist with recovering the deer safely, but unfortunately we were unable to get assistance and as the hours went by the deer became more distressed.
"There was no option to let the deer wander as it could be a danger to motorists and members of the public in the area, particularly as the hours of darkness approached.
"As a result a decision was made in the early evening to euthanise the deer."

Let's hope The Deer Hunter is on duty the next time Scouse dogs pose 'a danger', eh? 

There's 'Mistaken', There's 'Wrong' And Then...

 ...there's Polly:


*blinks* 

Let's just review some of his recent hits, shall we, courtesy of Fahrenheit211

Yes. The man who can't even tell you whether women have a cervix is definitely Prime Minister material...


Monday, 27 September 2021

'I'm From The Government And I'm Here To Help...'

...'you to taxpayer cash', that is:
Up to £40million of furlough cash was paid in a single month to a set of companies that appear to have no staff.
The four British firms, set up by an Indian entrepreneur, each claimed between £5million and £10million in May this year.
They were founded by Rajanish Garibe, 44, an elusive businessman whose firms’ ‘Europe corporate headquarters’ turned out to be a virtual mailbox in east London.

Whoops!! Just as we all said would happen when the Treasury taps were turned on with no way of checking whose bucket was collecting the outflow, eh?

The Treasury paid out the sums from its Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to his companies despite their shoddy or non-existent websites and no evidence of any actual staff.

Well, how could they have known? I mean, really, these fraudsters are so sophis...

The website of Domain Corporation Ltd – supposedly a tech consultancy – is so amateur that it contains dummy text. The three other firms – Domain Foundation, Domain International School and Domain Research Hospital – do not even seem to have websites.

Oh. And it's just a drop in the ocean: 

The Treasury says the furlough scheme has been abused and there are 23,000 ongoing inquiries into ‘incorrect’ payments.

*gulp* 

Last night, HMRC said it could not comment on ongoing cases, but added: ‘We are taking tough action to tackle fraudulent and criminal behaviour.’

Anyone think we'll ever see a penny of that £40m..? 

The Majority Of The Sort Of 'Culture' They Display Is Missing...

A mural challenging the negative stereotypes associated with travellers has sprung up in Basildon.
The town centre mural, delivered by non-profit art organisation Things Made Public, celebrates the town’s travelling communities and heritage. Painted by Irish artist Irish artist Aches, the mural depicts two children tending to a horselong part of traveller culture and history.

I think they are missing something from the mural - the bit where the animal is maltreated and dumped like rubbish on someone's field for taxpayers to face disposal costs. 

That's equally 'part of traveller culture'.  

Artist Aches said: “This piece was painted to challenge the negative stereotypes associated with the travelling community.The concept appealed to me because it helped shine a light on a minority group who might not have a big voice in the community and can be wrongly stereotyped. ”

Can be rightly stereotyped too. Stereotypes, after all, exist for a reason. 

Saturday, 25 September 2021

And What's Damaged Your Decision Making, Judge Melville?

In February, the court heard Mathers told police she believed another dog caused unmuzzled Rusty problems, which sparked the attacks.
Appearing today, prosecutor Michael Mason told the court Mathers hit and slapped the dog for misbehaving, at which point it bit her arm. He said Rusty was a very powerful dog that should have been muzzled in public, and police had requested Mathers be banned from keeping another dog.

So that when it goes nuts and mauls its owner and her cousin, then traps a couple in their car, they don't have to rock up and shoot the thing five times. 

After trying - unsuccessfuly - to run it over, dogs being a smaller target than cows....  

Kelly Brocklehurst, for Mathers, said she was a very vulnerable adult whose history of mental health problems and domestic violence abuse caused her to look to animals for comfort and companionship. He said an incident of such a scale was not reasonably foreseeable, and Mathers didn't need more punishment, but instead help.

Help to what, not own four legged killing machines..? 

Mathers was given a four-month prison term, suspended for two years, to include 20 rehabilitation days. She was disqualified from owning a dog for five years, and ordered to pay a surcharge of £128.
Judge Melville described the case as an example of a dog owner losing control of a dangerous situation, and said Mathers' drinking on the day likely damaged her decision making.

Which, given she decided to weigh in on the comment thread about her sentence, aren't that good in the first place: 


Oh, Steve, you're trying to reason with someone who doesn't respond to reason. You'd have more luck reasoning with Rusty, after he bit the bullet(s)...

Still, lucky the cousin was around to spare her far worse injuries, I bet she's greatfu...

Ummm....

 Case closed, I think! 

Now, what accounts for Judge Melville's decision to let this total loon get anouther pitbull in five years time? 

We Need Bigger Docks In Courts...

...because far more people should be sharing them:
The Family Court made a child protection order later in 2016 and introduced safeguarding to prevent unsuitable internet use,
Mr Worsley said. "By now the whole family was receiving attention. The defendant seemed to be complying with the plan. Social services remained in contact with the family until February 2017 when conditions were deemed to be satisfactory.
"But the prosecution says his co-operation with social services was on the surface only. There was no real change in his desire to provide supervision and protection for her and it seems as soon as social services had withdrawn there was a complete breakdown in supervision.
"These were nine and ten year olds indulging in sexual activity and the defendant completely failing to supervise," Mr Worsley said

Not just the defendant, though. Are social services unaware that some of their 'clients' lie? Are they naive?  

Susan Cavender, representing the dad, said: "He was unaware of the vast majority of the incidents involving his daughter until he was told about them by third parties when he was told he did his best, no matter how inadequate that was, to remedy the situation.
"He has been quick to accept that his best was not good enough. His sins are of omission rather than commission and there is no suggestion he was ever physically abusive to his children.
"He admits, however, that his failure to supervise amounts to neglect. His chief offence is lack of intervention.
"He realises he has been a failure as far as his children are concerned and he is struggling to come to terms with that. He was not the parent he wished to be."

And nor was the State the 'assistant' in that endeavour that it wished to be...

Of course, to really fail, we need to turn to the justice system. Because, unbelievable as it may seem, this attracts no time behind bars for him: 

Sentencing the defendant to two years jail suspended for two years, ordered to attend 32 rehabilitation activity days, undergo six months of drug rehabilitation, and fined £120, Recorder Thomas Brown said "You were advised as far back as 2012 by the police about caring appropriately for your daughter when you left her with a suspected child sex offender. You appreciated that that person had a sexual interest in children.
"I am satisfied that by your behaviour you have contributed to the sexualisation of her behaviour with others.
"This was conduct causing serious psychological, developmental and emotional harm to her."

And what did the social services do to prevent this? And why aren't they sharing the dock with him? 

Friday, 24 September 2021

What 'Cancelling His Debt' Really Means...

Mujakachi’s case has received a great deal of support in Sheffield and across the UK.
The Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam, Olivia Blake, has spoken in parliament on his behalf and a petition created by his partner, Melissa Smith, calls for the cancellation of his debt and has attracted 75,000 signatures.
It means you, taxpayer, get the bill instead. For someone who shouldn't even be here:
Mujakachi’s asylum appeals were eventually rejected, though he was not told whether this was due to the outstanding debt. He is now a “refused asylum seeker”, at risk of being deported to Zimbabwe, where he was born and where his father, Victor, is wanted by the government for speaking out against Robert Mugabe.

It doesn't seem as if it's that big a risk, but then the chance of him finally ending up on a plane back to Zimbabwe isn't that big a risk either, thanks to a supine Tory Party and the hordes of quislings in this country who want to keep these leeches in the country indefinitely...  

 

Well, Sasha, Of Course He Hasn't...

Mitigating, Sasha Bailey told the hearing Ozols is sorry and shows remorse for his actions.
She said: “He is ashamed of his actions and causing these injuries which this woman has to now live with the impact of.
Drinking is clearly the problem for him and he has now fully realised this. His intention is to stop completely and has not been drinking while in custody (Ed: Errrr, well, yes...). His partner has very little money and is selling personal items to get by.”

...it's jail, not Weatherspoons! 

Sentencing Ozols, judge Shane Collery said: “When you committed these offences you had been banned from driving and had four convictions for excess drinking. There was evident disregard for the court orders and bans and sentences.
“You would have had to be an idiot not to know driving when this drunk is dangerous.”

You'd have to be an idiot to think he's ever going to stop, too, 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Did We Expect Anything Else..?

Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsafe.

Oh? And who exactly produced this report..? 

It was conducted by academics at Edinburgh Napier University in partnership with grassroots organisation Migrants Organising for Rights and Empowerment.

Well, what a shocker! 

And what have asylum seekers (assuming they are genuine) to do with this organisation? Don't they realise that migrants and asylum seekers aren't supposed to be the same things? 

A Home Office spokesperson said: “The report in question contains a number of factual inaccuracies, is based on a limited sample size and the Home Office has not been asked to provide any evidence or direct input into the report. During the height of an unprecedented health pandemic, to ensure asylum seekers were not left destitute, additional accommodation was required at extremely short notice.”

It's OK, no need to explain yourselves. I wouldn't bother to read this either. Into the round file with it!

This Is Why Shoplifting Is Considered A Career In Certain Sections Of Society...

A trio of female thieves - with 16 children between them - went shoplifting at Bluewater Shopping Centre where they swiped £2,500 worth of perfume.

Shoplifters, eh? Professions, eh? Large families, eh? 

And when one of the shoplifters - who all identified themselves as Orthrodox Christian Roma women - was later asked why she had done it, she replied: "The devil possessed me!"

As expected. *sighs* 

Maidstone Crown Court heard how the three had stashed 21 bottles of expensive perfume among four layers of skirts, with special pockets which were worn over trousers.

First offence? *laughs* 

All three live in the Tottenham area in north London and have previous convictions for theft or going equipped to steal.
Each received jail sentences suspended for two years and were ordered to carry out 250 hours of unpaid work for the community.

It'd be funny if it wasn't such a headache for the retail industry.  

The judge, Recorder Patricia Hitchcock QC told her: "You are clearly a regular shoplifter, but now that must stop. You said you had no intention of selling the perfume and that you are illiterate and you didn't know how valuable the perfume was.
"But you had 12 of the 21 bottles in pockets in your many layers of skirts. You were clearly going to sell them for profit."
The judge added that while she accepted that their religion and culture involved women wearing long skirts that didn't include special pockets and slits in the material.

Then put them where they belong, judge - behind bars! 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

You Need To Feel Like A Prisoner...

Speaking to the Sun Online, Stephen said that he felt he needed to act because the doorbell overlooked his own home.
He told the website: 'It's pathetic, I know. But I feel like a prisoner. I open the gate and the camera is looking straight at me. It's just not right.'

...but thanks to our worthless justice system, you aren't one.  

However, Victoria Riscinskis, 39, who had purchased the smart doorbell, said she had done so in order to look after her vulnerable 61-year-old uncle who lives alone at the property.
Speaking about the situation, she told the Sun Online she had contacted the police, her local council and her MP around 50 times out of fear for the safety of her uncle.
She said: 'The council needs to take action with their tenant because we can't keep living with the constant fear of his unpredictable behaviour.
'No one is taking responsibility and enough is enough. How much do we have to put up with until something is done?'

They'll act after he assaults (or worse) your uncle, or you. Maybe. If you're lucky. 

Responding to Victoria's comments, a Birmingham City Council spokesperson said that their safety team were dealing with the concerns and are working to address them.
While a West Midlands Police spokesman said that they have taken action and investigated each of the reported incidents - which led to Stephen's prosecution. They added that they are aware the problems remain ongoing though and remain in contact with Victoria and her family.

So basically, just put up with it and get back to us the next time this nutter damages your property.  

US State Declares 'Migrants Not Welcome, Kill On Sight'

Since arriving in Pennsylvania, probably via a shipping container from Asia, [the migrants] have ravaged the US north-east in recent years.
“They’re very good hitchhikers,” George Hamilton, Rutgers University, told USA Today. “Most people don’t even know they’ve got them...”
Besides reporting any sightings, officials haven’t minced words about what Americans should do in the midst of a [migrant] invasion. “Kill it!” the Pennsylvania department of agriculture says on its website. “Squash it, smash it … just get rid of it.
Gosh! But don't they welcome the vibrant diversity this migrant brings?

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Can The IOPC Bring In A Verdict Of 'You Brought It On Yourself'..?

The Metropolitan police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct over an incident where an older black man was hospitalised after officers pulled over his vehicle in south London.

Oh..? Did they savagely assault a pensioner then, for no reason?  

The 70-year-old driver was stopped by traffic officers in Bromley over a broken brake light on Monday afternoon.
The man allegedly struggled with an officer after getting out of his car, leaving the officer with an eye injury.

Ah. More the other way round. 

But what could possibly cause an elderly man to go tonto when the police stop him to point out a defect in his vehicle? I'd be greatful to have this pointed out, thank them, and call the garage to get it fixed. 

Wouldn't anyone? 

The caption on the post, which has been liked more than 100,000 times and generated more than 5,000 comments, reads: “Today these police men beat up my dad in the Shortlands/Bromley area as they said he posed immediate threat towards them. This incident escalated because the police men pulled my dad due to one of his lights not working which he was not aware of.
“My dad is born-and-bred Jamaican whose accent is very strong and isn’t afraid to say what he feels about the @metpolice_uk and their corrupt racist system as my dad made hand gestures telling them to leave him alone they felt it was now their duty to physically abuse him.”

Case closed, I think! 

Sometimes Karma Isn't A Bitch...

...sometimes it's a dog:
A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: "The woman was brought to safety and has been taken to hospital with potentially life changing injuries.
"The dog was contained in the garden with the support of the National Police Air Service helicopter, and was later seized by officers."

Once again, why take it alive? Why risk more resources? 

A witness has reported that the dog belongs to the woman who was attacked.

Dangerous place, Crowborough.  

A pet owner has been warned to keep her dog under control after it bit a woman. Wendy Davy's dog Buster was "dangerously out of control" in Crowborough.
So 61-year-old Davy has been ordered to keep Buster in check, or he will be put down.

Hmmm. I wonder...? 

Monday, 20 September 2021

They Won't Learn, Because There Are No Consequences...

A mother who went on a drink and cocaine binge while her nine-year-old boy was mauled to death by an American bulldog cross has apologised to his father - as a court heard there had been three previous incidents with the dog.
Was I right, or was I right?
Today, senior coroner for Cornwall, Andrew Cox, said Willis had made a 'serious error of judgment and a serious mistake' in leaving Frankie alone with the dog but her negligence was not sufficient to allow him to record a conclusion of unlawful killing.

What..?!? 

Instead, he recorded a narrative conclusion and said he would be writing a preventing future deaths report to Devon and Cornwall Police. It came as the court heard the dog had previously attacked three people in Plymouth between 2016 and 2018.

*sighs* 

'When I went into the caravan the dog followed me in and Frankie asked me if the dog could stay in and I asked Sadie, 'Is he alright' and she said, 'Yeah, take Winnie, Winnie loves kids.'

Loves them to death

The most heart-rending part of this story is that the poor kid had defensive wounds, indicating that he tried - futilely - to fight off the beast that weighed more than he did...  

Andrew Cox, the senior coroner for Cornwall, said: 'It does raise the question in my mind whether steps could have been taken earlier that may have avoided this tragic outcome.
'It is manifestly obvious now to us having heard all of the evidence and having learnt of the incidents in 2016 and 2018 that there was a risk of this dog attacking Frankie.
'At the time Ms Willis did not know that and I have accepted her evidence.
'The same cannot be said of Ms Totterdell as she must have known of the earlier incidents and was spoken to by the police following the incident in 2016 and spoken to by the mother of the child bitten in 2018.'

But that's the problem, isn't it? She was just 'spoken to'. The police being seemingly handicapped by the old adage that a dog is 'allowed one bite' even when it's already had two or three. 

He said: 'I want the police to check the systems they now have in place are sufficiently robust to ensure where that happens, if it is necessary, a dog is dealt with before this sort of incident can happen again.
'I want to be very clear, I am not saying that the police did not take the appropriate steps on this occasion.
'We know there were two incidents in 2016 but the events of 2018 were not brought to police attention.
'What it seems to me is important is that a robust system is in place so that if there are incidents like this in the future, we can be confident that those dogs that need to be are dealt with.'

Don't hold your breath, Mr Cox... 

Vibrant, Enriching Diversity!

A man had his hand cut off after being attacked with his own machete by angry vigilantes, according to locals.

No, not South Africa, Dhaka or Rio De Janeiro, this is Khan's London

A councillor wrote on Facebook that locals had cornered a man who had reportedly brought a machete to the scene. He wrote: “Yeah...you don’t mess with the people of Tower Hamlets.
“On a more serious note: Armed with machetes, this group has allegedly targeted innocent people in that area a few times. Locals decided to take matters into their own hands. “Nobody should ever condone vigilantism like this but it should also be a lesson for people who carry knives: your weapon can easily be turned against you.”

Locals..? Have the Pearly Kings started a vigilante group?


 Ah! The new locals...

A nearby shop owner said police closed off the street very quickly and he had heard from customers the man’s hand was cut off. Drill rapper Ak6ix7even said people had released “fake news” of him being involved in the attack after a photo emerged of him being arrested.

Good old London. So much better for having new blood, even if it is mostly on the streets, I suppose... 

Saturday, 18 September 2021

Normal Human Beings Don't Require Any Support At All...

A teenage mother who left her 20-month-old baby alone to die while she partied only received two hours of support a week from a charity, a hearing was told.
...to not do this.
YMCA DownsLink Group said they acted primarily as an accommodation provider for Verphy Kudi in the build up to her daughter’s death.

Yes, it's this case again. And not content with soaking up taxpayer resources without a live baby and working mother at the end of it, the State is about to splash out yet more of our money on a no doubt pointless exercise: 

Kudi pleaded guilty to manslaughter in March and was sentenced to nine years imprisonment on August 6. A full inquest into baby Asiah's death is due to be held at the end of January 2022.
Assistant coroner Karen Henderson said she expects the inquest to last between three and five days.

Gotta keep those legal aid shysters in BMWs! 

Peter Wilcock QC, defending Kudi, said it is “truly a tragic and devastating case”.
“She herself, the defendant, is both very young and we would submit very vulnerable,” he said.

I think the genuinely vulnerable person in this ghastly case is dead, Peter... 

Sentencing Kudi last month, Judge Christine Laing QC said:“It goes without saying that this is a particularly tragic case and it no doubt raises strong emotions in all who hear of it, but everyone should bear in mind that the charge I sentence you for is one of manslaughter, it being accepted that you did not intend to cause Asiah death nor to cause her really serious harm.”

What did this waste of skin think would happen if you left a baby alone for that long?  Another thing normal human beings know without need of State 'support'.

Signs Of The Apocalypse...

Doctors are being offered training to improve their bedside manner...
Well, it's about time!
...after dozens of patients complained about being ‘fat-shamed’ by NHS staff.
Wait, what?
Some took exception to being told that they were an unhealthy weight, needed to improve their diet or were too big to fit in scanners or have operations. The Royal College of Physicians said healthcare workers ‘must not be afraid’ to raise the issue because of the ‘very severe risks’ of obesity but they should discuss it ‘sensitively’ and avoid using ‘stigmatising language’.
How the hell do you point out to someone that the only scanner they will fit in is at Seaworld or London Zoo 'sensitively'..?
One doctor at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust allegedly told a woman she was morbidly obese and it was her fault because of ‘the crap she eats’.

Maybe it was. What else should the doctor have told her? 

Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said: ‘A lot of people are in denial about their weight and doctors should not shy away from telling them home truths.
‘Some healthcare workers may need to improve their bedside manner but there will be some patients who take offence at being told they are overweight no matter how sensitively it is done.’

I can't believe I'm agreeing with Tam Fry of all people

*peers out of window for quartet of eerie horsemen*

Friday, 17 September 2021

I Hope They Take You (And Your Failed Parents) To The Cleaners...

A police officer's son who killed two men while drug-driving is being sued for more than £200,000 by one of their families.
Hang on..? Surely this isn't..? Yes. It is.
Magistrates spared Mr Coopey jail when he appeared in court and imposed costs of £105 which they said his parents could pay, but that the teenager should do chores around the house to make up for it.
However, Mr Imi's wife Sarah has since launched a civil action against Mr Coopey for compensation over the death of her husband, who leaves behind three children.
It was understood that Mr Shackley's family is also suing.

The best of British luck to you both, since British justice has failed you so abysmally. 

Oh, There Definitely Was A 'Need Or Purpose', Humza...

...it's bloody hilarious

The Scottish Health Secretary has been left unimpressed after a BBC journalist tweeted a video of him falling off a knee scooter while racing down a corridor at Holyrood Parliament.
Humza Yousaf said he wasn't sure there was a 'need or purpose' for the short clip to be shared by Glenn Campbell after it began receiving thousands of 'likes' on Twitter.

And it perfectly pricks the pomposity of this puffed-up little goon. And, as these things usually do, shows him up for what he is: 

Some social media users accused Mr Yousaf of hypocrisy after he previously said he 'couldn't wait to see the meme' after MP Douglas Ross fell over while acting as assistant referee during the Scottish Cup Final in 2018
He tweeted following the incident: 'Best moment of the 2nd half - Douglas Ross MP decks it a belter! Can't wait to see the meme...'

And also clearly not as someone fit for his role: 

Social media users pointed out that instruction manuals for the device available online repeatedly advise users to not travel at speed.
'We have a person in charge of a £15bn portfolio who hasn’t read the instructions,' wrote one alongside a screenshot of the manual which reads: 'Do not scoot at high speeds.'
Well, can't leave you without the video, can I?

   
Get the popcorn!