I can’t really get away with reaching D and not mentioning Judge Death and the Dark Judges. Judge Death and co come from a parallel universe in which life itself is deemed to be a crime on the unarguable basis that only the living commit crimes. Sidney De’ath is a judge on that world and… Continue reading D is for Death, Dark Judges and Democracy
Tag: elected mayors
Does the London Mayoralty drive people mad?
Watching Boris Johnson’s appalling behaviour in front of a Parliamentary Select Committee today, I was reminded of someone else: Ken Livingstone circa 2006. The idea of Boris Johnson complaining about partisan attacks is simply too ironic to countenance. This was 2 April, not the day before. Is there something about the role that makes you… Continue reading Does the London Mayoralty drive people mad?
Stoke dumps mayor
Stoke on Trent has voted to get rid of its directly elected mayor, something which a large number of Lewisham residents have been trying to do for years. Can anyone explain to me why the former referendum was allowed but not the latter? Part of the explanation may be the comparative strength of the BNP… Continue reading Stoke dumps mayor