Sometimes there are occasions when varied news snippets are more interesting than the sum of their parts. Today is one of those days.
ELECTION PROMISES ARE RUBBISH AS IF WE DIDN`T KNOW
A little research unearthed the following little piece of legal news which although it is eleven years old is worth thinking about. Apparently election promises are not worth the paper they`re printed on and that`s as they say; "official". Read the full report here. I always thought and still do that given an opportunity that great steely warrior of the north Blunkett the Blind would lead us into a state where he would make the trains run on time.
POLICE DOING NAUGHTIES
It seems my blog April 1st re corruption in high places is going to be a reference point for the future. Reported last week a very senior police officer in Thames Valley Police is facing trial at Crown Court. Is it my paranoia or is the level of these allegations against senior cops greater than ever? My own unsubstantiated opinion is that more is being revealed as less is being hushed up. Three cheers for a still relatively free press.
VILLAGE CAUGHT WITH ITS PANTO DOWN
This story is so ridiculous one would not have thought that sane people would be involved never mind loads of public money and lawyers of course. A school hall in a tiny English village previously used for various local events eg the school pantomime is the subject of a legal wrangle that would strain the credibility of an Ealing Comedy scriptwriter; make your imaginary choice of the principle characters from Peter Sellars, Lionel Jefferies, Alastair Sim or even John Cleese or Ricky Gervaise for those too young to be aquainted with the cinematic reference.
A LEARNED JUDGE IS NOW FACING THE ETERNAL COURT
Just sometimes reading an obituary of somebody of whom one has never heard the writer`s words create an impression of an individual it would have been a privilege to have known. Just such a notice appeared today in The Telegraph in a tribute to the life of Gerald Butler.