Category Archives: Ministry of Justice

Chris Grayling knows where the bodies are buried

No no, this is not what you think. You think this is about that tweet last week which surmised that Chris Grayling had only kept his position in Cabinet because he knew too much to be sacked. Well it’s not. … Continue reading

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Here we go gathering Nuttall and May: the normalisation of political dishonesty

The purpose of these periodic posts is to collect the follies of those who rule over us as they flow past on Twitter and in the news, illustrated with some of the pictures which stand for a thousand words. If there is … Continue reading

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We shall fight them on the cliff-edge. We shall fight them in the speeches. We shall never surrender our delusions

Part of the point of this fortnightly (or so) summary is to capture the follies of those who rule over us or who would like to do so. The tales of idiocy come so thick and fast that half of what I … Continue reading

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A litany of stupid in politics – Truss, May, IDS and Grayling all in one week

Liz Truss, Iain Duncan Smith, Chris Grayling and, not least, Theresa May, have all contributed this week to the general sense that no-one is actually in control and that the Ship of State is drifting in the hands of people … Continue reading

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Court closures and their parallel with Beeching and the railways

The random wanderings of an iPad playlist gave me Slow Train by Flanders and Swann one morning recently. “Slow Train” was written in July 1963, shortly after the publication of Dr Beeching’s first report The Reshaping of British Railways in March of … Continue reading

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