Friday, September 4, 2009


Posted by Caledonian Jim in Daily Posts

In the UK convicted killer Peter Bryan (pictured above) was given permission to live in a hostel in north London where he could come and go as he pleased. He had been admitted to a secure hospital after beating shop assistant Nisha Sheth to death with a hammer in 1993. But 8 years later, mental health “experts” decided he could live in the community under supervision. So in 2002 he moved to a hostel and at the beginning of 2004 social workers applied for his transfer to “low support accommodation”. So far so good - the trendy “experts” seemingly justified in their “softly, softly approach”. Until 4 weeks later Bryan murdered his best friend and cooked and ate his flesh and parts of his brain.

In a damning report into the case, it was found that while living in the community Bryan was looked after by an inexperienced social worker and a psychiatrist who had never worked with a convicted killer. These 2 alleged ”professionals” were a “supervising psychiatrist” and a ”social supervisor” ; the psychiatrist had never before had had responsibility for a patient who had killed someone, and the very inexperienced social worker had no training in mental health. Following the killing, Bryan was sent to Broadmoor Secure Facility but within 2 months he had killed another victim, a fellow patient.

Now as Bryan, after being convicted of murder AGAIN this week, resumes a life sentence that should never have been interrupted, doubtless we’ll get spin doctors spouting off about “lessons being learned” and “institutional reforms being instigated” and “resource issues being addressed” and all the other usual meaningless platitudes we get when these kinds of things happen – as they do with increasing and monotonous regularity. But it’s high time the pathetic excuses and buck-passing stopped. These silly sods, these so-called “experts”, who released a nutcase with known cannibalistic tendencies into the community, whether inspired by laziness, incompetence, naivety, stupidity, concern over a cannibal’s “rights”, political correctness or a combination of some or all of these things are as brainless as his victims now are and they should be fired and prosecuted. How many more potential killers are walking the streets at the instigation of these (un)professional cretins ?


The right wing British National Party (BNP) leader, Nick Griffin (pictured above), said yesterday that his party will have to change its current membership rules or face being “utterly crushed” in the courts. The Equality and Human Rights Commission is taking the BNP to court over its constitution, which states that only “‘Indigenous Caucasian’ and defined “ethnic groups’ emanating from that race” are allowed to join. When proceedings were issued last month the party insisted it would fight the case. But Mr Griffin, speaking after yesterday’s hearing at the Central London county court was adjourned for 7 weeks, appeared to back down, saying that the party should now change its membership rules. Which raised an interesting question – how many people who are NOT “Indigenous Caucasians or members of ethnic groups emanating from that race” would be daft enought to want to join the BNP ? And while I’m at it – and purely in the interests of even-handedness - now that the Equality and Human Rights Commission has quite rightly challenged the BNP, when is it going to take Mosques to court for blatant segregation against women ? Or is that issue not politically correct enough ?


It was claimed yesterday by the UK’s former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott (pictured above) that Europe’s climate targets of cutting carbon emissions by 30% by 2020 and 80% by 2050 may not be tough enough to get developing countries into a worldwide global warming deal. In a newspaper interview the bloated inanity Prescott, who brokered the current climate treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, said a 90% cut might be needed in order to secure an agreement at December’s UN climate conference in Copenhagen. Countries such as India are likely to ask rich Western countries to cut back on atmospheric CO2 still further so that developing countries can continue to expand their economies and pull more of their people out of poverty, said Mr Prescott, who has taken on an influential new role as the rapporteur on climate change for the Council of Europe. What a joke – Prescott, the arch-buffoon and time-serving, taxpayer-funded expensive waste of space, saving the planet ? The best thing he can do to cut back on CO2 emissions is to shut his mouth.


Looking more like an ageing rock star than ever, Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi (pictured above) is set to ask the UN to “abolish” Switzerland and share the land among its neighbouring countries. The oil-rich friend of Scotland has reportedly filed a motion with the UN saying Switzerland should be wiped off the map and split among France, Italy and Germany. Gaddafi is set to present his bizarre plan when Libya takes over the year-long presidency of the UN General Assembly on September 15. He first mentioned his idea at the G8 summit in Italy in July. “Switzerland is a world mafia and not a state,” he said. “It is formed of an Italian community that should return to Italy, another German community that should return to Germany, and a third French community that should return to France.” And presumably any convicted murderers there can go to Libya. Did we really do business with this guy for a few barrels of oil ?


And while we’re on about oil, British Petroleum (BP) has made what it is calling a “giant” oil discovery in one of the world’s deepest wells, drilled 35,000ft into rock on the sea floor of the Gulf of Mexico using a rig like the one above. The exact size of the find at BP’s Tiber prospect oilfield is awaiting technical appraisal, but the company estimates that Tiber is bigger than its prospect on the nearby Kaskida field, which has about 3 billion barrels of oil reserves in place. The announcement sent the group’s shares soaring by 4.26 % last night. Now do you notice that if ever there’s bad news about oil supplies, like a fire on a rig or bad weather in the Gulf, oil prices rise immediately and prices at the pumps go up right away. So with this good news, can we expect fuel to be cheaper any time soon ? Don’t hold your breath.