This the complaint that I sent to the attorney-general
Lavinia Woodward, a medical student,
aged24, given an unbelievable and ridiculously lenient sentance at Oxford Crown Court on Monday 25/09/2017 for stabbing her ex-boyfriend in a drug and drink-fuelled attack on him !
Is such a person – who takes drugs and drinks too much alcohol – to be trusted to wield a scalpel ?
Do women want equality – and even superiority – in everything except being sentanced for very serious offences ?
Did the judge fancy her ? Were ‘strings pulled’ for her ?
Is it because she’s a privileged Oxbridge student ?
Was the judge sympathetic because he himiself used to take illegal drugs – as a lot of barristers did (cocaine) ?
Can any convicted person, in future quote this case as a precedence for more lenient sentancing for everyone ?
This sentance is a joke and I ask for it to be revised upwards.
Any MAN would have received a custodial sentance – unless he was at ‘Oxbridge’ of course, where Britian trains it’s Finest – like Cairncross, Philby, McClean, Burgess and Blunt.
(I’m not hopeful that her sentence will be increased: women claim they want equality, but in British courts women – especially pretty young women are invariably treated with ‘kid gloves’).
Interesting number : I’ve been suggesting 15 years as the limit for people working at the BBC
Today it is being suggested as the length that a person can sit in the House of Lords.
I would do away with the monarchy and have a President who serves for 15 years. After this time he would become the Vice president whose only purpose would be to give advice to the President WHEN asked to by the latter. Even older ex-Presidents could be consulted by the President with regard to a situation that arose during that person’s presidency.
This would do away with the ‘Bollocks’ that we keep hearing from the monarchists about “isn’t she so wonderful, she has all that knowledge from being queen for so many years”. She hasn’t even any recognised qualifications and I am not aware that she has ever sat or passed an Exam.
In office, the President could be served by an Assistant President.
I read the female writers of romantic Faction, when I was at University and thought that with my own prodigious knowledge of History, that I might try the same thing one day. Never did. I wanted to read History at University, but my school told me that there was no future in it – so I had to take the sciences and keep History as my lifelong Hobby.
How wrong my school was, – I could have had series on the telly like Bethany Hughes etc., but I probably wouldn’t have been in the same league as David Starkey.
I still watch Keith Michell in ‘Henry the Eighth and his Six Wives’ and Glenda Jackson as ‘Elizabeth’ (1970/71) – good accurate BBC History.
False news is in the News and is a big problem for the future, I agree. But what about teaching our children false History ?
I like your Vikings, Michael Hirst, since that era is open to a lot of interpretation and therefore, ‘poetic licence’. But “The Tudors”, Michael – really !
Why does an emminent History professor throw away a lifetime of teaching Facts to his students, and Prostitute his career for a wad of Dosh,to write Total Bollocks like The Tudors : a bit of a ‘Curate’s’ Egg.
A lot of the series I liked, but honestly, Michael – teaching the youngsters watching, that Margaret Tudor married Charles Brandon and then she collapses, consumptively into an artist’s palate of blood and milk ?!
I admit to being an anti-monarchist, but what you are peddling to young watching minds there, means that our present Queen was never Born !And what happens when they reproduce your crap in history exams and get shot to pieces by the Markers ?
What is worse – False News or False, corrupted History ?
Some 1600 people have died in police custody over about the last 12 years – and no police officer charged.
I know of only two cases where a copper was charged for anything to do with ill-treatment.
1) The copper Simon Harwood who ‘killed’ Ian Tomlinson – but got away with just being dismissed from the police force and
2) Police station-desk bully, Sergeant Mark Andrews who was found guilty BY a JURY of assaulting 60 year old Pamela Somerville, – only to have a Judge overturn the JURY verdict and the bully was re-instated so he could continue to bully other people who came under his ‘Care’
Then Today, a BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Met. police Misconduct committee – convened because an Inquest JURY had criticised 6 police officers in the death of a black man, Mr Lewis – cleared those 6 police officers completely.
British police know, that they are above the Law : only very, very rarely will they be charged with ANYTHING and even if charged and found Guilty by a JURY,they know that some Judge/s will always OVER-RULE the JURY conviction.
The JURY is supposed to be at the Core of our Democracy, but the police can always rely on a Judge to pervert Justice in their favour.
President Johnson – that unfortunate American president who inherited a war he never wanted, was the President who Gave the blacks the Actual Rights that they had fought for 100 years earlier, but sadly died a broken man with the 56,000-odd generation of the young American dead from Vietnam on his conscience – used to say, in his Texan Drawl –
“I’d rather have an enemy inside my tent pissin’ out, than have him outside the tent pissin’ in.”
Theresa May’s problem is that although she has kept Boris inside her tent, he still has his Fly open, and is still Pissing on her carpet.
Wait till Boris brings out his Bat from his Bullingdon Club days – and starts smashing up all her furniture.