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Saturday, 16 July 2011


Shall we act surprised? Quite enough evidence has been already been given in the Royal Enquiry in the Pike River Coalmine disaster to show that what killed those 29 miners was careless cost-saving. The attitude that money is worth more than people. 'The love of money is the root of all evil.' The corrupt people responsible should be charge with manslaughter.

Saturday, 2 July 2011


The law says that everyone is equal before it, that everyone is to be treated the same, that no one is to be discriminated against.

When a man failed to set the handbrake on his van earlier this year, so it rolled down into a lake and a beloved son was drowned, the New Zealand police quickly had him in court on a charge of manslaughter.

But when the police failed to check the condition of a drunk Spaniard in one of their cells, or get medical help for him when he needed it, and he died, no one was charged with anything.