Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

Given the nature of my past work with abused and neglected children and indeed the perpetrators I have been giving thought to the difficult start the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has had. Set up in July 2014 its first Chair, Baroness Butler-Sloss was, to my thinking, an excellent choice. She is an individual with an astute legal brain and [...]

Read more

The Charge of the Right Brigade

Half a league, half a league Half in league against him Into the valley of mirth Rode the out-numbered Forward the Right Brigade Charge for the press he said As the [...]

The Donald and the Russi cat

The Donald and Russi cat went to sea In a beautiful pee’d in boat They took some money and much fake honey Wrapped up in a four dollar note   The Russi [...]

Post-truth, the believability of fake news and the irresponsibility of butterflies

‘Post-truth’ Oxford Dictionary word of the year 2016. Though the dictionary provides a definition, there is actually no consensus relating to the precise concept of [...]

Should Islam be Banned?

BLOG – Should Islam be banned? One has to consider why any civilized society should tolerate an organization that has historically  and indeed more currently promotes a [...]