The resemblance is, indeed, remarkable. The stuff of nightmares?
The Spectator has the story: Exclusive: David Cameron IS related to Catherine the Great
Perhaps not quite so festive – but certainly very useful from Cassons – East Lancs tax expert’s social media warning
It will take a fair amount of ‘bloviating’ from Alex Salmond and his plans for Independence and ‘Independent Scotland’ starting life as a part of the EU to get around this ruling from the EU:
And so we move on to the events in Chancery Lane at The Law Society : Law Society leadership in chaos as solicitors pass no-confidence vote
And from there to news:
Eddie Izzard on going into politics: ‘Why shouldn’t I be mayor of London?’
I am a fan, as many are, of Eddie Izzard and have had the pleasure of seeing him perform live several times. I think it would be rather fun to have Mr Izzard as London Mayor… Ou est Le Boris? Le Boris est dans l’arbre ?
Simon Myerson QC writes: The Risk We Run
“On 6th January the Criminal Bar is going on strike. Or, more accurately, they aren’t going to turn up for work in the morning. On 6th January I start a civil trial. I will be working on that day because the Court has listed the matter and my client is paying me to be there. I make this declaration because I want to talk about what is going to happen. I should also be spending this evening doing the Opening for that trial and I very much fear that I will pay for this post with a 3am finish some time soon. Still, it’s important.
As you would expect the Bar Standards Board has published guidance about the 6th January. It says that not attending Court is a disciplinary offence.”
No rational basis for denying all prisoners the vote, concludes joint Parliamentary Committee : UK Human Rights blog
But it is the festive season – so time for a bit more of the bizarre…
Burglar trapped hanging over toilet says “please help. call the police”
The Police were called. Apparently, this burglar isn’t very good at crime.
I am often surprised by Mr Grant Shapps MP. Apart from his double identity life of the past – I find it remarkable (a) That he is Chairman of The Tory Party and (b) That his constituents elected him. But, be that as it may.
His latest antics are covered in this remarkable story from The Guardian: “Grant Shapps tried to prevent housing plan for airfield where he keeps plane. Local council wants to build 700 homes on Panshanger airfield where Shapps keeps his £100,000 Piper Saratoga aircraft”