Tadpole Of The Bailey

I was going to postpone any more blogging about, er, a certain person, at least until I had done my Nativity blog. But after another tweeter came up with this magnificent description of You Know Who, a sense of mischief crept up on me. So (without naming full names – perish the thort!), I will…

THE PROBLEM OF QUERULANTS

This is a subject of general interest. It is also a matter of considerable personal interest to me, you will not be surprised to learn. What is a querulant? He or she is a vexatious litigant (sometimes known as a “barrator”), or an unusually persistent complainer. The word’s root is from the Latin querulus, and…

Esther Baker – “led… to believe”

According to a determination by Alexis Jay, Chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) on 16 January 2018: Ms Baker alleges that she was sexually assaulted by persons of public prominence associated with Westminster and that there were institutional failings in connection with that alleged abuse by police and law enforcement services….

A note on the sentencing remarks on R. v N.

I have only had time today to consider the sentence in the recent FGM trial at the Old Bailey, which was passed on 8 March 2019. The judge was Mrs Justice Whipple, of whom I confess I have never heard, but who I see attended St Mary’s Ascot, before Oxford and working at a top…

Vendetta – 4

In this section, I deal with two of Phillimore’s talks in which she sought to portray herself as a victim of online harassment. Phillimore’s own legal expertise is limited to public law children’s cases, and such knowledge as she evinces about media law has seemingly been gleaned from two academic lawyers whom she knows, one…

Vendetta – 3

Phillimore’s attempt to present herself as either a reliable or authoritative voice on the issue of online harassment is untenable, not least as she does an awful lot of online harassment herself. She seems enamoured of the US Supreme Court decision Chaplinsky v New Hampshire 315 US 568 (1942), which adumbrates the doctrine that “fighting words”…

Vendetta – 2

Today I must make good my very strong attack on Phillimore’s new persona as Saviour of the Internet, but that will not be difficult, given all the ammunition she had handed to me (and others). As I have already explained, she is abnormally aggressive, and she admits this. But what she omits to say is…