Some Notes on John Whittingdale, Byline, and Eric Li

(expanded 22 April 2016) Whittingdale and the media Byline Media Note on Eric Li and The 4th Media Li’s views Conclusion Excursus Whittingdale and the media Much has been written about whether it was right for the crowdfunding publishing platform Byline to have carried a piece at the start of April that revealed that the Minister for Culture, […]

The CPS, The Police, and the Dead

From The Brief (a legal newsletter helpfully extracted here by @BarristerSecret): Senior prosecutors have invoked new policy in rejecting a request from police that they consider charging a dead suspect with the 40-year-old murder of a teenage girl. …A senior police source told the BBC: “We would like a clear statement that it [the Crown Prosecution […]

Daily Mail Attempts to Whip Up Controversy over Oxford Theology Degrees

From the Daily Mail: Oxford theology students won’t have to study Christianity throughout their degree – but dons deny it’s being ‘marginalised’ Students and lecturers have overturned 800-year-old university tradition The changing way religion is seen and practised in UK has driven change Students will study Christianity in first year but have more choice later on […]

Plan to Display Digital Recreations of Palmyra Arch in London and New York Prompts End-Times Fears

From Charisma News: A Gateway Could Be Opened When the Temple of Baal Is Erected in Times Square In April, part of the Temple of Baal that stood in Palmyra, Syria, will be reconstructed in Times Square in New York City and in Trafalgar Square in London. …The Institute of Digital Archaeology is the organization behind this effort, […]

World Congress of Families Heading For Georgia

From Christian Newswire: Patriarch Ilia II, head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, who has been called “the most trusted man in Georgia,” gave his blessing to World Congress of Families and will give the keynote address at World Congress of Families X – Civilization at The Crossroads: The Natural Family as the Bulwark of Freedom and […]

Operation Midland Finally Closes Down

From the Metropolitan Police: A man in his 60s who was previously interviewed under caution has today, Monday 21 March, been advised by officers working on Operation Midland that he will face no further action. Operation Midland has now closed. In October 2014, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) received allegations of a serious nature involving […]

Some Notes on the Paladin Service, the Media, the CPS, and the Police

Introduction The Media The Crown Prosectution Service The Police Statistics Botched legislation? Footnote (Updated April 2016) Introduction From the Mail on Sunday: There were calls last night for the head of an anti-stalking charity to be investigated after her ‘outrageous’ claims that a former male colleague had stalked her were dropped. Laura Richards, chief executive of […]

UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal Report Contains VIP Satanic Ritual Abuse Claim

From the Press Association: A Government-funded “popular tribunal” should be established on a permanent basis to take evidence from survivors of child sexual abuse, a report has recommended. …The report of the UK Child Sex Abuse People’s Tribunal blamed “a series of institutional failings” for preventing the reporting of abuse, and claimed that there were […]

Daily Mail Questions Attack on Refugees in Stockholm Story

(Expanded) From the Daily Mail: Stockholm station is, remember, where a disturbing event happened a few weeks ago. According to Left-wing Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, there was a violent, unprovoked rampage by a masked mob of neo-Nazis and football hooligans who were targeting migrants, including north African street children. Aftonbladet’s reports, based on police information, made newspaper […]

Some Notes on the Daily Caller’s Anti-Refugee Story From Russia

Here’s one I missed from a month ago. From the Daily Caller: A group of 51 refugees were brutally assaulted outside a night club in Murmansk, Russia, after they groped and molested women at a night club Saturday. The refugees had previously been ordered to leave Norway for “bad behavior” and tried their luck in Russia. […]