Catch 22 wasn\’t a novel you know

No, not fiction at all, simply good reportage on the state of the world.

A grieving daughter was told by hospital chiefs they could not investigate her complaints about the treatment of her dead father – unless he signed a consent form.

7 comments on “Catch 22 wasn\’t a novel you know

  1. It’s like the end of the Roman Empire, except the Romans had the excuse of slow lead poisoning.

    I do wonder how to stop it: whether to fight it, or to make it worse (thereby making it ever more apparent to the sane majority just what is happening).

    I did think of this the other day: there was a man on the train opposite me, an elderly man with crutches. He was eating some fruit with a fruit knife (fixed blade, no good cause, arrestable knife crime offence: maximum bonus points to British Transport Police).

    I toyed with calling the police to dob him in.

    Pros: the Daily Mail get one more nail to hammer into the coffin of the Zanu Labour State, it’s one more step towards waking the population from its slumber and de-lousing the country.

    Cons: he’s an innocent man doing no harm, it’s an evil act, it will help the bastards in the police to get cash bonus payments, and my train will be delayed when it stops while armed police board it.

    The Cons won.

  2. “Doesn’t require a fixed blade John.”

    Well sort of. The “no locking blade” is case law, not statute. The specific knife in the specific case was perversely found to be “not folding” because it had a locking catch that wasn’t released as part of the folding motion. The defence in the case didn’t make an argument for the need for a safety catch on a penknife, and Parliament didn’t want to criminalise the carrying of Swiss Army knives. I’m sure more test cases are needed (despite what Plod thinks).

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