Friday, February 27, 2009
The life of a girl of 15 working as a prostitute was exposed when a suspicious teacher, who searched her bag, found condoms and the name card of her agency and alerted police.
Two legal issues are yet to be resolved before any act can take place:
1. Should the crown sue the teacher for abusing her power and conducting an unauthorized search?
2. Can help services ‘rescue’ the girl, as evidence was obtained illegally, and therefore, by law inadmissible.
There is nothing like a good bureaucracy to raise ones confidence in the system.
Rail chiefs are in line for £600,000 bonuses, despite the continuously deteriorating service. I am glad to see that the reward for failure tradition continues. I also applaud the sensitivity of our leaders to the current market condition. After all, merely a year ago bonuses for failure were much higher.
A mother who let her child continuously play truant was jailed for 56 days. This is a great use of our jail system, considering the number of dangerous criminals released early for lack of jail space.
I just wonder when was the last time anyone thought why we have jails at all, and who should be put there?
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
A father of three, whose family had been suffering from heroin dealers, has been jailed for two months for grabbing dealer’s heroin stash and flushing it down the toilet.
How enlightened UK has become. We have now entered a new human-right era in which heroin dealers seek police help to protect their possessions. Next, they will sue the police when it fails to protect them.
Coming soon: tax-payer's funds will be used to establish help-line for heroin dealers in financial distress.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
“Yes dear, he is 16, don’t you think he's too old for you? Why don’t you bring someone younger next time. He may be smaller, too, and will fit in your bed better. Also make sure you don’t use any of these contraceptive. The priest was clear that we must not corrupt your young minds, lest it should put strange ideas in your little heads.”
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The post office – of which I have been a good customer for year– has always provided the worst service of any financial institution: internet and telephone banking have been substandard, the queues have been long, the clerks uninformed, and every simple request takes for forever.
But some things happen fast
Due to my travelling, I missed a £12 payment. Normally such a small amount would roll with some interest and fee into my next statement, sometimes with a polite reminder.
Not any longer.
Within four days I have received a warning letter saying that: "according to Consumer Credit Act 1974 I have defaulted and have to immediately remedy the situation before any further legal action would take place."
Four days? 12 pounds? Are they serious? At least it explains where they put their resources, and why and why everything else takes forever.