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Sep 13, 2018 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
The statement by the #skripal suspects is glorious. The city was so 'covered in snow' that they couldn't walk 0.7 miles to Salisbury Cathedral, but they could walk over a mile to Christie Miller road, in completely the opposite direction. Poor lambs, they clearly got really lost! So impressed by all these brave, hardy souls who managed to battle their way through seemingly impassable snow to get to Salisbury Cathedral during the first few days of March. Or these reviews are clearly fabrications...
Apr 25, 2018 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
The Alfie Evans case is so upsetting, primarily of course, because of the impending death of a young child. But I'm also so upset by the ignorance of the separation of powers, and the belief that parents necessarily act in their child's best interests. Every professional in this case has shown enormous compassion, professionalism, and a sense of duty to do the right thing for Alfie. You only have to read evidence in the judgement to realise quite how lucky we are, and how deeply we have institutionalised compassion in the UK.