Archive for August, 2006

I am the law

The BBC are reporting that the ACPO want more powers to hand out ‘instant justice’ to those who are causing a menace in town centres. The very term ‘instant justice’ conjours up images of a distopian future full of police officers acting like Judge Dredd, with no due process at all. I honestly cannot understand [...]

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Close but no cigar

It seems that Mel Smith has backed down from his threat to violate the smoking ban whilst playing Churchill on stage at the Edinburgh Festival, and after comments from council’s Chief Enforcement Officer (a job title for a self important jobsworth if ever there was one) threating to revoke the venue’s licence and never licence [...]

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