Thursday, 24 March 2011

Apocalypse Now?

Leaving so soon?

[Elish Angiolini, the Lord Advocate] who is stepping down from her post in May after five years, said: “From my own very narrow perspective, in terms of crime, there is a real apocalypse if we don't actually get to grips with the acceleration of the consumption of alcohol."
Oh well. It's probably for the best, eh?

Meanwhile, an academic study by the University of Edinburgh has found that drink and drug use by young Scots has fallen in the past decade.

Researchers found the rate of smoking among 15-year-olds had fallen from 16 per cent to 11 per cent since 2002. The number drinking alcohol at least once a week fell by over a third, and cannabis use halved.
Perhaps now the Scottish judiciary may employ someone who is able to exhibit better powers of judgement. It does kinda go with the territory, doesn't it?


Mark Wadsworth said...

oh god I saw that a couple of days ago and thought to myself that this woman (who has a splendid name, by the way) clearly lives on a different planet to the rest of us.

BTS said...

And you thought Scotland was where exactly?

Ian B said...

Mark, she does. Our two worlds just happen to inconveniently share the same physical space.

JuliaM said...

"It does kinda go with the territory, doesn't it?"

Once, yes. Not any more.

Dick the Prick said...

I was watching a BBC4 programme on our new fangled (£300+ million!) Supreme Court the other day and Lord Phillips, the head honcho (assume Lord Chief Justice) said it would be 'horrendous' if Blighty repealed the Euro Human Rights Act and thought, who the fuckety fuck fuck do you think you are you utter twat, it's got fuck all to do with you, just do your job and leave setting the law to people who are bloody well elected to do it you shyster. There all the same these jumped up little pricks who think they're something they're not. Tossers all, up against the wall