Monday too

1. Elevenses plus thirteenses – going the watercress route:

2. One aspect the Secret Barristers of the world ignored:

The full story is not so simple, however. “Broadcasting the names of people who are still legally innocent might prejudice a jury”—yes, very true—but a regular practice in British media, even so. When Robinson was charged with contempt of court, the BBC and the Daily Mail were still broadcasting the names and photographs of the accused in the case. In fact, it was from this list on the BBC website that, during the second trial, Robinson recited the names of the alleged rapists and sex traffickers on Facebook Live. Why no outrage toward the mainstream media?

3. Some fringe jokes:

Rowe’s joke about the irony of being fired from a job centre was voted the winner by 41 per cent of people who voted in the 11th annual Funniest Joke of the Fringe award.

4. The other day it came up, yesterday it came up, it keeps coming up about this diabetes or pre-diabetes thing.  I’m officially pre-pre-diabetes at this moment but that quiche might move me to pre-diabetes:

5. Last but not least, how are you spending your silly season?

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

4 comments for “Monday too

  1. dearieme
    August 20, 2018 at 14:52

    I do like watercress. It’s particularly brilliant just as a sandwich. Also tremendous as soup.

    • August 20, 2018 at 15:42

      I really went for it and will post the salmon sarnies tomorrow with the cress – this one we chose after long discussion, it has the most flavour of the three varieties which were available.

  2. The Blocked Dwarf
    August 20, 2018 at 15:52

    2. IIRC the SB and others addressed that very point, probably briefly as it is a very simple legal issueand quickly dealt with (AFAIK). The common law principle of ‘two wrongs don’t make a right’ or expressed rather better (as the MSM weren’t in the ‘wrong’ as far as I know) everyone in the town could have been wearing day glo tshirts that day with the names and photos of the guilty and TR would still have been in CoC for standing outside the courtroom making a video, reading out the names and his actions would likely to have been deemed (and may yet be deemed) to prejudice the sentencing.

    • August 20, 2018 at 17:10

      But they weren’t and that’s the whole point – those names were already public and no injunction had been placed on TR at that point. They may have been sent to the various media but not to him.

      So he was innocent of contempt, which point was made in the review and release. I know you desperately want thim to be guilty … but he’s not.

      However, none of that is important, compared to the draconian reaction over something like that. Attack people with a van – yes, tell Muslims to go home – maybe. But talk into his phone? How could that judge above in that window know what TR was talking about?

      This whole thing was simply unjust.

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