Braggadocio

BY JAMIE FOSTER Brexit followers will know the story by now: Last week the Speaker John Bercow used his office to change parliamentary procedure to advantage anti-Brexit MPs who are trying to stop Brexit. He refused to follow precedence when dealing with a government bill that government business managers had marked ‘forthwith’ meaning it was not amenable to amendment. He allowed a vote on an … Continue reading Braggadocio

Saunders’ Patchy Reign Over

BY JAMIE FOSTER Alison Saunders has announced she is stepping down as head of the Crown Prosecution Service after five years in post. Hers has been a controversial tenure, leaving behind a mixed legacy. Her main ambition, to secure more convictions in sex cases, has led to a string of failures and near miscarriages of justice. High profile men have had their names dragged through … Continue reading Saunders’ Patchy Reign Over

Bring Back Integrity

BY JAMIE FOSTER “For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see.” Robin Williams There is nothing new about hypocrisy, it … Continue reading Bring Back Integrity