Cradle to Grave

Originally posted on A view from the North:
A few years ago the CPS advertised for lawyers who would see the case from “cradle to grave”. The advertisement showed a lawyer one step behind the police as they burst in through the door of the suspect’s house and then showed the same lawyer representing the…

Tower Hamlets – General Election Day 2015

I say General Election day, as next month we’ll be going back to the polls for a re-run of the Tower Hamlets mayoral election. But, today on the 7th May 2015, I’ve just been to vote in Bethnal Green and Bow and it’s been a remarkable sight. Three people, and a slightly borer police officer, was all there…

Bratislava – November 2013

My first mini-break as a married man (as mentioned, I’m not branching out into travel blogging, just an aide-memoire to myself). I had been to Bratislava in 1997, and then for less than a day. This time was not that much longer – the first flight out on Saturday 23rd November (brutally early from Stanstead,…

Tower Hamlets – Lutfur Rahman ousted as Mayor

  Introduction Declaration – *I am a resident of Tower Hamlets and have been since before the 2010 General Election. I voted in favour of a directly elected Mayor (despite knowing that it was a vehicle for Respect/Galloway etc, because I thought it was the right thing (I still do). I didn’t vote for Lutfur Rahman…