Police U-Turn on PIN Issued to Journalist Highlights the Problem of “Harassment Warnings”

From the Croydon Advertiser: THE Metropolitan Police has revoked a harassment warning given to a Croydon Advertiser journalist for questioning a convicted fraudster. Chief reporter Gareth Davies was issued with a Police Information Notice (PIN) in March 2014 while investigating Neelam Desai’s alleged involvement in a dating website scam in which men were conned out of […]

New Claim of Organised Abuse at Dolphin Square in the 1980s – General Synod Mentioned

From BuzzFeed: David was groggy when he woke up, he says. As he looked around, he knew where he was, because he had been there before: an apartment in Dolphin Square, central London… He was 15. His eyes flicker up to the right, reliving those moments in 1982 as if he were back there. …Memories from […]

Blackburn Muslim Association Condemned Over 2006 Instruction Restricting Travel for Women

From the Telegraph: Women should not be allowed to go on long journeys without a male chaperone a British Muslim group has advised followers. Justine Greening, the International Development Secretary, condemned the advice from Blackburn Muslim Association as “disgraceful” and said such views had “no place” in modern Britain. …Ms Greening’s intervention came following a question […]

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 […]