A free press?

Not surprising that after Lord Leveson’s report yesterday, there was considerable support for legislation to regulate the press. I can understand why some people think it’s necessary, but much of the public’s disquiet is based on misconceptions and on celebrity… Continue Reading

Feckless Fathers

My good friend Caroline Waterston, of the People newspaper, got me involved last week in following up a great story they picked up in Scotland the week before when I was on holiday. Jamie Cumming has apparently usurped the Sunderland Shagger,… Continue Reading

The law _ still an ass

Should have been at court in Ayr yesterday to see a convicted child rapist get his come-uppance for harassing one of his victims within days of getting out of jail after serving a lengthy sentence. Monday evening, the victim contacted… Continue Reading

The law is an ass.

Last week’s media coverage of numerous serious sex offenders being released from the standard inadequate sentences only to reoffend and destroy further lives was no surprise. We’re so used to it that such episodes are no longer guaranteed to make… Continue Reading