Monday, 9 February 2009

Are we the last living souls


It's Bash-A-Banker Week. Our MPs can hardly contain themselves.

John Prescott is recruiting what he calls "an online army" to frighten them into submission and Hazel Blears wants women to storm bank boardrooms to clear out the excess testosterone. And all this before the "trial" of the "guilty men" - as many in Westminster hope they'll see when the Treasury Select Committee cross-examines Fred "the Shred" Goodwin, the man who made the RBS what it is today.

All this, of course, raises the question of what - if anything - can be done about those offending bonuses. The parties are much less clear than their rhetoric suggests.

- The answer to Nick Robinsons Question is - The Politicians will struggle to do anything that will greatly liit bonuses, many of which are tied to contracts.

Decline of the Courts

150 courts both Crown, County and Magistrates, have been closed since 1997.

Some were too old and have been replaced. Fair enough. Now though way too many have gone, it has limite access to justice and swamped some court centres.