I was watching 'Let him have it' last night - the story of Derek Bentley. The story is a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. Cases like this are the main reason I'm so against the death penalty.
The trial was conducted by Lord Chief Justice Goddard who, legend has it, used to have to send his trousers off to the cleaners after passing the death sentence or sentencing boys to be birched. Apparently his valet was the source for this story, but I somehow doubt its veracity.
I wonder if CEOs of banks like Hamlet or Macbeth? One thing's for sure; they're in desperate need of performance enhancing drugs. The argument that bank chiefs need to be paid millions in order to attract the best talent has certainly been found wanting. The high salaries seem to attract incompetent thieves who do not know the meaning of the word honour.
The banking scandal, the MP's expenses debacle, the phone hacking business, the Catholic shenanigans - all go to prove self-regulation doesn't work. We humans are just too morally frail for that.
I don't know why, but the Blogger editor keeps wanting to insert a white background on some of my text. I keep having to re-edit posts to eliminate the HTML manually.