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quote of the day
Jun 10 2020
ARCHERS SLAVERY QOD
‘The scriptwriters of The Archers are doing more to raise a relevant awareness of slavery than all the virtue signallers of the Mattering Classes put together.’
George Glendenning considers a misdirected fury.
TOMORROW in The Second Post
TV & RADIO
18 June 2020
TONIGHT’S TV MUST WATCH
Britain’s Most Evil Pastry Chefs
TITP TV 8.30pm
Do it right and you are Becker, you are Beckham; do it wrong and you are Tom – after Jerry has given him the exploding cigar
9 June 2020GEORGE FLOYD, POLICE METHODS, MARTIAL ARTS, RESTRAINT
Why mass hold-down techniques are humane
Sir, The action of officer Derek Chauvin in the restraint of George Floyd was, of course, an obscenity. But some people have mistakenly complained that having two other officers holding Floyd down was also excessive. However in principle this is quite reasonable. As a judo instructor I teach people how to hold someone on the floor so they cannot escape. This can be difficult in a one-on-one situation – ie a judo contest – and sometimes you have to apply a painful pressure.
During my own training as a police officer we were shown how the more people restraining a prisoner the less pressure required from each so it causes less discomfort. But of course the acceptability of the procedure depends the manner in which it is applied.
Sean Maguire, Kilburn.
the view from mrak
11 June 2020
BLM, MEDIA, ACTIVISM
‘I’m liking it but I’m thinking: do we need an ‘s’ apostrophe somewhere in there?’
15 June 2020
BRITISH army, trooping the colour, black lives matterSo it’s goodbye to Trooping the Colour and hello Taking the Knee!
Elsa Barnhof explores the changing face of ceremonial in contemporary Britain.
26 May 2020politics, debate
Horace Edgerley Opines
As I considered the political situation laid out before me, I have been minded to coin a phrase which i think rather neatly sums up the predicament of our rulers: They must not fall into the trap of over-promising and under-delivering. So says our insightful political columnist Horace Edgerley. Read him tomorrow: ONLY IN THE SECOND POST!
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