Scotland Yard has announced a review of all current rape and sex abuse investigations after a second trial collapsed in less than a week amid claims that police withheld crucial evidence. A review? There should be a criminal investigation, and mass arrests, starting with Alison Saunders. Men who are clearly innocent have been arrested, and […]
For in Colditz, escape planning had itself become a highly elaborate process, with escapes being planned and scheduled many months ahead by a multi-national Escape Committee which in some ways prefigured the EU in Brussels. Frank Davis, talking about how plans become prisons.
The world’s most heinous tyranny was not an apparition or a deviation from Marxist ideals, Solzhenitsyn demonstrates; it was, rather, the inevitable consequence of expecting perfection from imperfect human beings. I see this way of criticising Marxism (or Leninism) a lot, and while there is defintely truth to it, I do not like the way […]
I have received death threats, and I blame the vitriol of the pro-Brexit media Dominic Grieve People on the right have been putting up with death threats for years. This happens openly on Twitter. When does The Guardian ever report this? And doesn’t it ever occur to Tories like Grieve that The Guardian only runs […]
Emma Rice, the outgoing artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe, has suggested that the theatre’s board disapproved of her because she has a working class background and only two A-levels. Rice lasted two seasons in the job before announcing her departure. She had clashed with the board over her decision to break with tradition by introducing […]
Suppose membership of the EU is like being a member of a club. When you leave a club you aren’t liable to keep paying the club money to finance all the things the club has committed to paying for the foreseeable future, like rent, salaries, pensions, and so on. That’s up to the club, and […]