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London Olympic Souvenir Edition Funnie

Peace Through Sport

Security for the Olympics has not been compromised by the failure of G4S to recruit enough security staff, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe has said. It emerged last Wednesday that 3,500 troops were being drafted in to plug gaps in staff provision. “We will work very hard, we will remedy this – security will not […]

‘If Jews move into our street, house prices will go down’

Sounds like a Daily Mail reader, nicht wahr? The obsession with property values, the casual racism, the little-Englander mentality. Except the ethnic group is wrong. These days, people would likely love the thought of Jews moving in next door. They’ll look after the property, mow the lawn, always make sure the car is put away and […]

One doesn’t or, jam and ‘Jerusalem’ all round, I think…

Not in Britain you don’t, no: It was the moment that conservative Christian groups’ growing stridency in the British political arena went too far, at least for Boris Johnson. On Thursday evening the London mayor gave the clearest sign yet that radical religion and politics still do not mix in the UK when he slapped an almost instant ban on […]

Route Rat

London tourists got something of a surprise on Friday – Boris Johnson delightedly gurning from the open rear platform of the capital’s new double-decker bus. The mayor’s manifesto pledge to erase the practical yet unloved bendy bus and restore the alleged freedom of the Routemaster’s open entrance has – in part – finally been delivered. […]

Panic on the Streets of London

And that’s just the Mayor… I was watching the TV news in the Canadian town of Calgary last night as I waited to catch a plane, and as the images of a blazing London filled the screen I felt a series of emotions. I felt a sickening sense of incredulity that this could really be […]

To Plate the King

Good News: Part 3 will probably be postponed until the official enquiry or criminal prosecutions – whichever comes first.

‘Get off my lawn’

Having put an A in the bank for my Roman law essay, and being so lazy (and weighed down with preparing for Faculty of Advocates exams) that I don’t have another blog post to hand, I thought I’d share the essay with our regulars. As people who’ve been reading my stuff since I used to […]

Future Imperfect

Policing of Wednesday’s student protest “did not go to plan” but the violence that flared was down to a “hardcore” minority, the police minister has said. Nick Herbert told MPs police would learn lessons after 41 officers were injured when a section of demonstrators stormed the Conservative party HQ. The prime minister has also condemned […]