There Will Never Be Justice If We Leave It to Lawyers

The big question this week is: ‘Should Giles Coren be bound, gagged, shackled and sentenced to life imprisonment in the torture block of the sexual offenders’ wing of Black Beach maximum security prison in Equatorial Guinea, there to become the plaything of Mad “Mamba” Mbigawanga, the Man-Rapist Giant of Malabo?’

Well, obviously, when you put it like that, the answer’s obvious.

We all hate Coren, those of us who know him, those of us in the media especially, because his very existence is such a maddening repudiation to one of the precious few consolations in this vale of tears: that real talent goes unrewarded.

Look at Jeremy Clarke. OK, so he has a Speccie column rightly worshipped by those in the know, among them Hugh Grant, apparently. But it’s not like Jeremy Clarke’s a household name, is it? He hasn’t got one of those stupidly paid mega-columns in the Mail or the Times. He doesn’t get fish-finger manufacturers ringing him saying, ‘Please Jeremy, please be the next Cap’n Birdseye and allow us to buy you a fleet of BMWs.’ He doesn’t get a 60,000-plus Twitter following just by swearing a lot and telling us what he had for lunch at his latest blowout with his new chum Michael Winner. He doesn’t get paid to go on primetime TV series where all he has to do is eat and get drunk and burp for Britain’s entire male student population to want to give up shaving so that they can all be that little bit more like him.

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2 thoughts on “There will never be justice if we leave it to lawyers”

  1. Nige Cook says:31st May 2011 at 9:35 am“The one great principle of the English law is, to make business for itself. There is no other principle distinctly, certainly, and consistently maintained through all its narrow turnings. Viewed by this light it becomes a coherent scheme, and not the monstrous maze the laity are apt to think it. Let them but once clearly perceive that its grand principle is to make business for itself at their expense, and surely they will cease to grumble.”

    – Charles Dickens (novelist and ex-law court reporter), Bleak House, Chapter 39, http://www.online-literature.com/dickens/bleakhouse/40/

  2. Velocity says:9th June 2011 at 12:04 amWell said Nige ….or well put Charles Dickens

    The Law is an arse… like Govt we never needed this pompous rediculous man-made edifice …whoever thought we need a bunch of old farts in wigs and 2 sides of fee-feeding parasites (that’ll be lawyers) to administer ‘justice’ (which in truth just retribution) is living in LaLa Land

    the West is disappearing up its own arse with these institutions none of which do what they say on the can and are in fact just instruments of oppression of the people for the elite

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