Category: News of the World

Is the Church not of this world?

I don’t know much more than the bare bones of this particular story.  The BBC reports it rather sketchily at the moment as breaking news; even the My San Antonio website doesn’t make it all that clear whether criminal proceedings…

A question of mighty distrust

Puffles summarises in one tweet tonight what I have been feeling for longer than I can remember: Puffles (*notes*) the crisis of establishment institutions continues. BBC, politics, banking, newspapers, police…all in a v short time space Now some of you…

Snake in the gas

This story – whilst an old one from May 2008 – came my way via my favourite tweeting gasman, Gary Robinson, on Twitter this morning: Two pest controllers were called to coax a 4ft (1.2m) orange snake into a bag…

Murdochs, monks and dirty habits

I read this story from the Mail today almost as soon as it was published.  I thought it might be wise to wait and see.  Even after everything that has happened, and even after everything we’ve all written, I did…

On maintaining order

It’s interesting how this is panning out.  Whilst at the time of Clive Goodman’s original prosecution, it seemed imperative – for the integrity of the established order – to maintain the idea that these were isolated events and examples of…

Letter to a not entirely unknown lady?

I studied a brilliant film at university called “Letter from an Unknown Woman”.  And its director, Max Ophuls, will forever remain one of my all-time favourites. Meanwhile, the briefest of synopses at the IMDb website indicates the following: A pianist…

Britain today

I’m currently watching policemen talking to MPs about their relationship with newspaper staff and organisations.  It’s just been announced that ten people in New Scotland Yard’s communications department, of which there are apparently a total of forty-five individuals tasked in…