Hey, speedy! You are a real criminal!

Apparently the punishment for being caught speeding is going to be stricter in the UK from next month (source). The announcement has been covered in a weird way by the press in a way that highlights an odd view of speeding we have here. There are frequent articles in the tabloids where they whinge about … Continue reading Hey, speedy! You are a real criminal!

Book Review: A Life Inside by Erwin James

Despite what the tabloids try and make out, you'd have to be a damn fool to think life in prison is a cushy, easy way to spend a few years. Yes, they've changed from the bread and water days of cold cells and violent guards but I've never understood why people think this is a … Continue reading Book Review: A Life Inside by Erwin James

Soldiers are being investigated. This is not something to be mad about.

Apologies, this one is a bit of a rant. It was announced today that around 60 cases investigating unlawful killings by UK forces in Iraq have been dropped. This follows the MoD looking into it and deciding not to proceed in these cases (story here). This is of course good news for those involved, and … Continue reading Soldiers are being investigated. This is not something to be mad about.

A Mountie always gets his man…but not often as easily as this

I've spoken in the past about how I find real life criminals rather disappointing when compared to their more imaginative and flashy fictional counterparts. But sometimes I'd settle for them just not being complete idiots. Today I read about a Canadian muppet who was having a bad day at work and thought some weed would … Continue reading A Mountie always gets his man…but not often as easily as this