Archive for June 4th, 2008

Anthropoligically misunderstood….

Boris Johnson speaks to London

Having banned drinking on the London Underground, Mayor Boris, as reported by Times London correspondent, Fiona Hamilton, gives his view on the tube party on the last night of tube topering. I quote from The Times report:

“The Tube party which resulted in a string of arrests for assaults on police and transport workers was “anthropologically misunderstood”, Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said today, as he also announced that he was standing down as MP for Henley-on-Thames.

“I think what we had there was the kind of exuberant, Celtic-style wake for the passing, the long overdue passing, of a custom,” he told reporters, who he addressed for the first time since taking office a month ago.”

Anthropologically misunderstood? …. Celtic-style wake for the passing?… what is he on?


I’ve been anthropologically misunderstood for some time, Charon. May I suggest, when you next have the inclination to blog, that you consider writing about diversity again.

As you can see, I have worked out your password.

Best wishes

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PS: For those who may wonder what Charon meant (supra) when he referred to ‘tube topering’. I am able to assist:

Noun 1. toper – a person who drinks alcoholic beverages (especially to excess)

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4th June: Daily news podcast and news

Daily news podcast and news now up on Insitelaw

A truly bizarre legal news story from The Telegraph…. Tens of thousands of prisoners are opting not to apply for early release amid allegations that Britain’s prisons are now so comfortable that they are effectively “expensive bed and breakfasts”.
The figures were released on Tuesday by Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, who also disclosed that dozens of people have been caught trying to break into prisons over the past few years. The news was seized upon by the Conservatives who described the mismanagement of prisons by Labour as “ludicrous”.

This and more… including a link to several interesting pieces from UK Blawgs is now on the Insitelaw Newswire.  Blog updates and law reports on Insitelaw being done today

Daily news podcast and news now up on Insitelaw

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