The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: European Court of Human Rights
The first duty of a nation state is to think for itself
Government by consent of the governed is the very foundation of democracy. Our parliament derives its authority and legitimacy from the consent of the British people. It therefore beggars belief to hear the deputy prime minister of this country describing … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged European Court of Human Rights, Nick Clegg, Strasbourg
The Strasbourg court’s ruling on whole-life jail sentences certainly seems to have hit a nerve. I’ve often been very critical of the European Court of Human Rights in this blog, but I think I’ll just watch the latest heaving bandwagon … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged Chris Grayling, Douglas Vinter, ECHR, European Court of Human Rights, Jeremy Bamber, King Canute, Peter Moore, Theresa May, whole life sentences
Whose rights are paramount?
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land, the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases and (in respect of England, Wales and Northern Ireland) for criminal cases. It hears cases of the greatest public … Continue reading
Time to breach the Fortress of Europe
Strasbourg may be situated in eastern France, but the city is historically German-speaking; hence the Germanic name which actually translates to “the fortified town” (die Burg) on “the road” (die Strasse). Its history, architecture and culture bear witness to the … Continue reading
What’s right for us?
Last night, the House of Commons voted by 234 to 22 to reject a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) concerning the right of prisoners to vote in a general election. The Strasbourg Court had ruled that … Continue reading