Let’s stick together

There’s been a lot of criticism on a forum I frequent regarding the police forming ranks when they are criticised. This particular forum is rather right of centre, and follows the Cameron-led anti-police meme with some energy and a number of posters take great joy in criticising the police regarding corruption when they have no…

Special awareness

I mentioned in a previous blog post that I was inordinately proud of being eaten by a snake. I know of no one else, alive or dead, who can boast that. Eve had a tough time with a serpent, now accepted as a snake for reasons that escape me at the moment, but no one…

Hell in all its fury

I don’t believe in hell. I’m not sure many people do. It is a good thing too as going by the various descriptions it is quite, well, hellish. I don’t want to go there. All that flame and pokers can’t be good for you and, of course, it goes on for so long. Is it…

Shan’t

When I was a police officer, if I was asked a question by a senior officer I’d normally say exactly what they wanted me to say. It’s the safest way, although sometimes . . . I once refused an order by a superintendent. It is not a thing any police officer should do without careful…

Sally Ann Blues

I’m not religious. I don’t accept or agree with any organised religion that I’ve heard of. I don’t call myself an atheist because I don’t think I should be defined by degrees of beliefs in what other men have invented. I resent the fact that my taxes go to support religions, and their attempts to…

When CGI shocks

I’ve got to go electric with my next car. That’s not quite right as it seems I’ve got to buy a car that does not use fossil fuels. The problem is I’ve got grandchildren and they are adamant that their grandparents should not strangle fish with plastic bags, stick straws down the throats of undersea…

Hell in all its fury

I don’t believe in hell. I’m not sure many people do. It is a good thing too as going by the various descriptions it is quite, well, hellish. I don’t want to go there. All that flame and pokers can’t be good for you and, of course, it goes on for so long. Is it…