Why Ms Raccoon is howling at the biggest moon since the year she was born and taking no prisoners.

Other than a couple of days last week, I have been in hospital for the past three weeks. First Sepsis, then the effects of the attempts to cure me of that. I am now the original Christmas Turkey – being fattened up so that I can die comfortably of the cancer. The irony is not lost on […]

November 15, 2016

IICSA in Wonderland.

Truly, the Home Affairs Select Committee meeting on the 18th October was a wondrous affair. There sat the latest incumbent of the poisoned chalice chair of IICSA, Alexis Jay, blinking wildly in the unaccustomed parliamentary limelight, looking for all the world like a child giving an ABE interview, supported on either side by her two […]

October 19, 2016

National Treasure – a national pleasure.

‘National Treasure’ was a triumph. Superb acting, though one would expect nothing less from Julie Walters and Robbie Coltrane; an impeccable script from Jack Thorne, if there is such a thing as thespian justice he should end up with a shelf full of BAFTA awards; every last detail showed the time and effort put into […]

October 12, 2016

When Louis laid down his friend for his career…

The late 90s were a time of geopolitical turbulence; the Berlin Wall had crumbled, then the Soviet Union. Nelson Mandela, so long the name of south London tower blocks, became reality as he walked out of Victor Verster prison before our very eyes. The upstart BSB was challenging Sky TV and both were challenging the safe solid […]

October 4, 2016

The Inquiry Hokey-Cokey.

You put your left boot in You take your left boot out You do a lot of shouting And you shake your fist about You light a little rumour And you scuttle out of town That’s what it’s all about. Ms Raccoon has endured another night in the unpleasant surroundings of our local accident and emergency unit. […]

September 30, 2016

Exclusive – Lynne Owens, Surrey Police, and the ‘Arrest First Policy’ – Pt 294.

I was keen to know how Lynne Owens’ policy in respect of alleged sex offenders was actually reflected in the crime figures for Surrey. This is a follow-up post to my various posts on the subject of the ‘Arrest First – Investigate Later’ policy adhered to by Surrey Police at the request of their then […]

September 15, 2016

Compensating Issues.

The judicial behemoth steaming through the shallows of historic sexual allegations – currently with a social worker at the helm, but it is only Monday – is in uncharted waters. The treacherous rocks of stony-hearted conspiriloons lie a’port, individuals who will vociferously claim that every allegation which proves untrue is because ‘they’ have conspired to whitewash […]

September 12, 2016

Wrongful Allegations…

I can happily read books until my eyes bleed. I love to learn. I particularly love books that can teach me something new, cause me to stop reading, stare into the middle distance – and perhaps change my mind about something I was previously sure of. Of course, some books make you do that halfway […]

September 9, 2016

Exclusive – ‘Lol’ Goddard and the ‘Back Door’ fans…

Dame Lowell Goddard now claims that far from ‘running away to her bach’ her resignation was an honourable protest against a child abuse inquiry that was, in Kiwi slang, well and truly munted. She has now written to the Homo Affairs Committee, presumably addressed to the absent Keith Vaz, to say: “I have recommended in my […]

September 6, 2016

Homo Affairs Select Committee

I really don’t like Keith Vaz. I don’t like his posturing, his jumping on every available bandwagon, his readiness to ruin the reputation of others and the glee with which he does it. Which just happen to be exactly the same reasons why I don’t like the headlines regarding Vaz in the Mirror today. Some […]

September 4, 2016