Sunday, 21 August 2011

Letter 34: Money's still talking, and sounding worried

What a busy week in the courts. All those examples to be made, only for some of them to be overturned at a later date - at considerable cost. Much has been made by our Prime Minister of the need to send an unequivocal message to both rioters and the tabloid press that such antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated. Of course violence on the streets is not acceptable, but then neither is ignoring the real issues surrounding such civil unrest nor abusing power when dealing with it...


Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Letter 33: Money Talks...


What will they talk about tomorrow in the House of Commons, all those concerned politicians? Here's a few things that might be more useful to debate than rhetoric and calls for National Service...

Letter 32: Public disorder - let's not miss the point.


A subject close to my heart, having spent a chunk of the 80s and early 90s working in Juvenile Justice in London under the last Tory government. We underinvest at our peril. Word to the wise, working in Juvenile Justice has taught me that teenagers are the thermometer of a family, often the truth tellers. Think of society as one big family and you'll see that people at the top are being told some uncomfortable truths about the values we hold. 

Sunday, 7 August 2011