A large number of protestors on that day behaved badly, the smashing up of a branch of RBS is one notable reminder. What we have to remember is that the police on the front line that day are individuals who will react to aggression in the same way as the protestors did on that day, and in the same way that most people would – namely to meet aggression with aggression. The bigger picture at stake here,…… (more…)


As horrible as the murder of James Bulger was in 1993.The need to uphold the anonymity of Jon Venables and Robert Thompson must be the priority of our Criminal Justice System if we are to avoid a descent into a MediEvil witch hunt ending in one, or both, of the murderers death. What this case does show is that a far more effective form of justice and punishment is rehabilitation, not retribution.