Archive for the ‘violence’ Category

Scare Story Supported by Dodgy Reasoning

October 12, 2011

I took exception to some dodgy reasoning in the letters page of the 12 October Evening Standard. I emailed a rebuttal but I suspect it will be cut if it appears at all, so here is the full text:- (more…)

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An Email From My MP

August 20, 2011

This is just a short post to say that I have received a response from Jim Dowd, my MP, regarding the email sent to David Cameron regarding his comments about the riots. (more…)

Calling The Prime Minister On His Riot Claims

August 15, 2011

I haven’t said much about the riots here, mainly because I thought I would just be commenting on other people’s comments and not really adding anything. However, David Cameron’s reported comments really got my goat so I emailed him the following: (more…)

Getting Away With It

July 22, 2010

I am not a lawyer and this is just a rant.

The Metropolitan Police officer who struck Ian Tomlinson shortly before his death is to escape prosecution. (more…)

Powder Keg

April 8, 2010

I don’t normally do political opinion pieces but recent events in South Africa have prompted an exception. My wife and in-laws are black South Africans so my visits there are not as touristy as those of many European visitors. I like to believe that gives me a bit more knowledge of the country. Probably the same level of knowledge that an Urdu speaker from Lahore would gain about Britain from visiting relatives in Bradford. (more…)

The Blame Game

May 2, 2008

Once again computer games are being blamed for violence, the impetus this time being the release of Grand Theft Auto IV. (more…)