Russia hacks Charon QC blog…

I’ve had my suspicions for some time that Mr Putinitabout has been hacking into my blog when he overdoes the vodka.  The photograph below leaked to me privately by Mr Assange, on a break from trying to escape from the grip of the Ecuador Embassy in London where he has imprisoned himself for a few years, confirms my suspicions..



Discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

Thrilling discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star


Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought

The Guardian has the story

I read Geology and Astronomy at University back in 1972 before changing to Law. I still retain an interest in Astronomy and Geology.

Law Review: How can you defend a rapist?

lucyread2Barrister, Lucy Reed, author of The Pink Tape blog is always worth reading.

“This : “but how CAN you defend a rapist?” is the apocryphal question asked of any lawyer at any dinner party she is daft enough to attend (actually the question is real enough, though I’m reliably informed by those who have a life that one doesn’t have dinner parties any more one has impromptu supper). It is unwise in the extreme to invite me to participate in a legal ethics quiz after more than a glass of red, because you might just get the full length answer. Fortunately for you, this full length answer is in the form of a blog post so I won’t notice or be offended if you turn your attention to someone else in the room and ignore me as I blather on….”

Read the article

Rive Gauche Cressida Dick to be new Met Commissioner

Cressida Dick appointed as first female Met Police chief

The Evening Standard: Family of Jean Charles de Menezes slam Cressida Dick’s appointment as Met Police commissioner

The new commissioner was involved in the fatal shooting of the innocent Brazilian in 2005

Story  here

Loitering with intent to use a tube station.