Germany – In an act of supreme irony Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, aged 83, has, in his own words idiotically, bought his way out of a conviction for the bribery of a former German banker as part of the sale of a major stake in the motor sport business eight years ago. Continue reading “Bernie Ecclestone’s $ 100-00 million Idiocy!”
UK – This week the high profile show trial of former News of the World editors, Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks. That someone was going to be found guilty should be of no surprise to anyone. The only question was who.
But this was a high stakes trial for both the political establishment Continue reading “Sacrificial Rats for the Cancer that is Rupert Murdoch!”
UK – The above question should elicit the answer Never. But the fact that I am asking this question at all means that this is not true.
It is central plank in the justice system that no one is allowed to conspire to pervert the course of justice. Leading to either a false conviction or acquittal. Justice has to be seen to blind and impartially metered out. Continue reading “When is a Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice Not a crime? When the Police do it.”
UK – Yesterday was a disaster for the readers of the Daily
Thousands of distraught readers are appalled that the jury of seven men and five women took just 4 hours to reach a not guilty verdict on black man Nicky Jacobs. This was further compounded when they also threw out a verdict of not guilty of the manslaughter of PC Keith Blakelock. Continue reading “Nicky Jacobs Innocent: Daily Nazi readers Distraught!”
UK – Has anyone wondered what would happen if a former senior conservative minister was charged with historic paedophile offences. What would be the fallout? What would the effect be upon British politics and the next election.
The Conservative party is currently engaged in a campaign to canonise the late former Prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Continue reading “If a senior Tory Paedophile went to trial?”
UK – The Government’s drive to save money, and enrich their financial donors at any cost has risen to new heights, or should that be plummeted to new depths.
With the cost of keeping a prisoner in jail exceeding £40,000 per year. The ConDems want to find ways Continue reading “Prisons Minister want’s to introduce Hotel charges”
UK – Yesterday we had the acquittal of William Roache on charges of rape and indecent assault. This follows on from the acquittal of fellow Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell being cleared of child sex offences in September and Andrew Lancel was cleared of child sex charges in June. Continue reading “Is the CPS trying to discredit Rape and Child Abuse Victims so that the Senior Politicians can get away with their crimes?”
UK – Being a keen observer of life and people. I frequently sit down and watch the way that people interact, and the way that people handle the range of normal human life, and its problems.
There is one situation that has come to my attention, more that all the rest because of its Continue reading “Teaching Children that No actually does means No.”
USA – For many years we in the Disunited Kingdom have been perplexed by what passes for justice in the Disunited States of America. US Laws and their interpretation via the courts seem arbitrary in the extreme.
We at the Bastard decided to have a look at the operation of the law in the United States with regard to certain crimes. Continue reading “American Justice 101”
UK – We are quite used to seeing the sleepy villages of in the county of Midsommer knee deep in dead bodies whilst John Nettles as the fictional detective DCI Tom Barnaby races round trying to solve the murders.
Now in a rare case, Life has Continue reading “Life mimics Art in Midsommer. John Nettles suspected!”