…and while I’m on the ‘tort law’ topic

What's the point of injunctions in cases of breach of civil law? If someone breaks the criminal law, they should be punished. That's why we have criminal courts. But if someone's planning to do something which might, if they do it, be against civil law, what on earth is the justification for turning *that* into … Continue reading …and while I’m on the ‘tort law’ topic

Libel law reform

It's clear from this week's events, and indeed to everyone with access to either eyes or a braille reader, that English libel law is a disgrace that needs reformed. As far as I can make out, the only objection to libel law reform is that in countries like the US with a sensible (i.e. unenforceable … Continue reading Libel law reform

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-11

Inbound plane has finally landed. So if nothing else goes wrong we'll only be 5 hours late # Something else went wrong, so we were 5h45m late despite some heroic high-speed flying. Better get some bloody compo # Poor red pandas, destined forever to disappoint people who click headlines about them # like lionel blair, … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-11

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-04

Much left-web sillyness re Polanski. If you think 'rejected prosecution accusation' = 'fact it's reasonable to assert', go read the Mail... # Joy in heaven over 1 sinner who repents? RT @antonvowl Sun Hillsborough disgrace was before it backed Labour. They should've complained then # It's amusing, for some values thereof, to know that most … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-10-04

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-27

This is true, but not how he suggests RT @tygerland You think you can write, then you read AA Gill and you consider alternative careers # I like this: http://bit.ly/4ydwzI - good to be reminded that GB is popular abroad, despite ignorant witch-hunting domestically # "You should update Adobe Flash Player right now" - no, … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2009-09-27

Banditry fail

Yes, I know - it's a poor show when the blog consists entirely of Twitter updates, and they consist entirely of Saturday night-Sunday morning tweets. And it's not even primarily riotous-living-based. Is it total disillusionment with political bunfighting? Is it working really hard? Is it writer's block? Yes to all three, combined with the fact … Continue reading Banditry fail