June 20, 2014
Austin Mitchell MP, Child 'care', Child 'Protection', Court of Protection, Family Courts, Internet Media, McKenzie Friends, Police state, Rule of Law, Rule of Money, White-Collar Criminals
Child grooming, Daily Mail, Exaro, Ian Pace, James Munby, Member of Parliament, online petition, Prostitution of children, Public Inquiry
Daily Mail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Is it going to be a hot summer with judges and barristers wanting to be understood, as this Daily Mail article about Sir James Munby‘s plans suggests? The Daily Mail is proud to ‘campaign’ against the secrecy of family court hearings, but their articles go only skin deep, as a child is being taken every 20 minutes, according to Channel IV’s program on adoption: 15,000 kids and counting.
Or is it the growing number of MPs (currently 91) who are demanding a national inquiry into organised child abuse that is going to make a difference to national and international acrobatics in saving and losing face?
These are posts in support:
Seven petitions are listed on E-Petition for Public Enquiry into organised Child Grooming, Child Prostitution and Paedophilia in the UK
- The first one on the Public Enquiry has currently 2, 178 signatures.
One commentator asks
July 15, 2012
Corruption, Government, Law Enforcement
Corruption, Forum for Stable Currencies, Fraud, Government, Justice, Keith Vaz, Law Enforcement, Lord Sudeley, Member of Parliament, Merlin Hanbury-Tracy 7th Baron Sudeley, New South Wales Police Force, Norman Scarth, Public Inquiry, Royal Commission, Royal Commission on Policing, State kidnapping, The Rule of Law, The rule of money
MoDPensions.com only tells one story that is representative of how many servicemen???
The Committee on Standards in Public Service thinks that everything is hunky dory, but does invite the general public to provide input. The Nolan principles that public servants should act on are: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, Leadership.
If all that was operational, I wouldn’t have to publish most of my websites for Victims of Fraud! I wouldn’t have had to send this email either:
Dear Sir Christopher
Re: Ethics and Best practice – what works?
It is with great pleasure that I read about your invitation to the public to express views and experiences regarding Ethics and Best practice and learned about the seven principles Selflessness – Integrity – Objectivity – Accountability – Openness – Honesty – Leadership. I’m afraid they make me laugh, given my experiences…
July 12, 2012
Early Day Motion, Magna Carta
Bureau of Investigative Journalism, City of London Corporation, Early Day Motion, John Hemming, John McDonnell, John McDonnell MP, Magna Carta, Member of Parliament, Public Inquiry, Royal Commission on Policing, WriteToThem
This excellent news came as a text message from journalist Tony Gosling: John McDonnell MP has tabled an Early Day Motion about the abuse of power by the City of London Corporation:
That this House congratulates the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for its thorough research in exposing the abuse of power by the City of London Corporation in using its public resources in a multi-million pound lobbying exercise to distort Government policies, in particular its tax regime, in the interests of the banks and finance houses that control the City Corporation through its undemocratic electoral system based on the business vote; and calls on the Government to instigate an urgent independent inquiry into the role and influence of the City Corporation with the aim of bringing forward proposals for its abolition.
Everybody who knows that and how we’ve been trying to redress the imbalance between Westminster and the City since 1998 will know that this brings a smile on my face!
What can you do? Ask your MP to sign the EDM by using WriteToThem.
And while you’re emailing your MP, check whether they are one of the 91 MPs who signed the request for a Royal Commission on Policing.
September 6, 2011
Mainstream Media, Parliament, Publicity
Appeal, Campaigning, Court Hearings, Exposure, Habeas Corpus, Human rights, Independent Monitoring Board, Justice, Ken Clarke, Kenneth Clarke, Leeds, London, Mainstream Media, Members of Parliament, News, Nick Hardwick, Parliament, Petition, Petitions, press release, Prison, Public Inquiry, Publicity, Royal Courts of Justice, Television, The Rule of Law, World War II
Ken Clarke says decision to allow sentencing to be televised will increase public confidence in justice system
Well, given the comments by petition signers, it seems to take much more than televising summaries to increase public confidence in the justice system. Please check
- a one-page news release
- an eight-page executive summary
- and a 47-page full report produced from comments by signers of the petition Free WWII Veteran Norman Scarth from Leeds Prison
April 19, 2011
John Hemming MP
Courts of England and Wales, Gag order, Gagging orders, Injunction, Investigative journalism, John Hemming, John Hemming MP, Justice, miscarriage of justice, Public Inquiry
The two gagging orders, that I have received against “The Media & Others” by two local Councils, are in the collection that John Hemming MP is putting before the Justice Committee for further investigation.
“What is clear,” he said, “is that almost all of the super and hyper injunctions have no public judgment. That means that they are not compliant with the rules for a fair trial.
New type of injunction – the Quaeroinjunction
Mr Hemming has also revealed a new type of injunction against investigative journalism.
“I have recently seen a gagging order that prevents people seeking information about a case from the parties. This goes a step further than preventing people speaking out against injustice. It also puts any investigative journalist at risk if they ask any questions of a victim of a potential miscarriage of justice.”
I call this the Quaeroinjunction, after the Latin work “to seek”. I don’t think this should be allowed in English courts. It has the effect of preventing journalists from speaking to people subject to this injunction without a risk of the journalist going to jail. That is a recipe for hiding miscarriages of justice.