Monday 15 January 2024

Monday 15th January

 It's almost impossible to stay away from posting something about the news with eventually giving way....

I read yesterday that the Immigration Authorities or Home Office or whoever it is in this country that makes these decisions allowed 38 people from.... Rwanda.... to be granted asylum in this country since 2013, and 6 of these after the deportation deal was signed in 2020 (article in The Independant newspaper). Rwanda has, of course, been declared to be a 'safe' country by this parliament. Huh.

And then there is the ongoing Post Office Scandal.... and suddenly this government is ready to jeopardise the system of Law (which is, I agree, expensive, slow, cumbersome and expensive) but rushing through legislation to get the compensation payments to the victims. What about the victims of other scandals?

compensation for people who received contaminated blood...

Compensation for people jailed for decades on the basis of flawed and slipshod evidence 

I could go on and on and on....

Then I read this in my Commonplace Book for 2022;

It's a quote from a Dr Who episode in 1977; Dr Who says

'You know, the very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don't alter their views to fit the facts. They alter the facts to fit their views.'

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