After several months of not being able to blog because of a spine injury, I have returned to the sport of having a look at the human condition through a not always serious lens.
First up… the vexed question as to how to maximise idiocy and folly on twitter…
How to tweet without ending up in prison
I have managed to do 115,950 tweets. It is unlikely that I have advanced the cause of knowledge by doing this many tweets – but it has kept me off the streets causing alarm to the populace with my recent ‘dress sense’ (I wear red trousers occasionally these days)….
For those of you who have a hidden desire to wear red trousers…. I commend http://lookatmyfuckingredtrousers.blogspot.co.uk/ to you
On a more serious note – I am delighted that a judge has had an opportunity to deal with this issue:
Muslim vigilantes jailed for ‘sharia law’ attacks in London
“One of the many good things about living in Great Britain is the tolerance and respect members of the public generally show to one another’s religious beliefs, his dress or his chosen way of life.”
“When, on occasions, a person shows their intolerance of another individual, whether by aggression or violence and in such a way as to cause real fear to the individual, then the law can be invoked to protect that individual.”
As one GC recently put it to me, “the re-set button has been pressed on the legal profession”. Whilst the button has certainly been pressed, the machine has not yet rebooted….
And on the subject of intolerance..
Oxbridge speaks out against Oldfield deportation proceedings
As staff, students, and alumni of Cambridge and Oxford Universities, we are calling on the Home Secretary to stop deportation proceedings against Trenton Oldfield for disrupting the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race in April 2012.
We neither believe that this action constituted an infraction serious enough to warrant such a heavy penalty, nor accept that it establishes that Mr Oldfield is ‘undesirable, has unacceptable associations and could be considered a threat to national security’.
The Boat Race is a game; its disruption should not result in any individual’s deportation. Certainly its disruption should not be cause to separate an individual from his family, which includes a recently-born child.
Lucy Reed at her Pink Tape blog writes with precision and clarity about the Essex C-Section case in the following blog posts.
It is always interesting to get some views on the hot law firms. RollonFriday has the gen on this…
Firm of the Year: Linklaters “brutal”, Irwin Mitchell “confiscates mobiles”
Human rights for lawyers at these firms…. anyone?
I shall be back later…possibly. Need to eat a toasted chicken sandwich with hot Mango chutney from Patak’s (Three chillies mark on the label) …. haven’t had one since breakfast.