Skip to main content

wiki-armed forces

I have to congratulate HM Armed Forces for seeing an opportunity to raise recruitment and jumping on it.

I just googled a single word "wikileaks" and it returned a single sponsored result advertising:

Join the Special Forces

Learn how you can be a part of UK's Elite Special Forces squads
HMForces.co.uk/SpecialForces


I'm not sure if the Special Forces support or oppose wikileaks from this ad, but I love the plan.  Maybe I'll pay for searches on wikileaks for my work homepage.

Comments

  1. Anything in particular on Wikileaks? As far as I can tell, all WL has shown if that the current Government (and it's many branches/quangos), are a bunch of self serving, mendacious wankers.

    Not sure if I needed Julian to tell me that!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ed (not Bystander)12 December 2010 at 18:29

    The ".co.uk" bit tells us it's not an official government website.

    ReplyDelete
  3. "wikileaks" - Googled - About 389,000,000 results (0.16 seconds)

    Your internet is obviously broken.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Loki, I agree. Intersting but nothing I didn't already know/couldn't guess already.

    Ed, you're much cleverer than me.

    Anon, I said it returned a single sponsored result not that it returned only one result in total. In any case, you are usually right about my internet being broken.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ed (not Bystander)16 December 2010 at 04:14

    TDB, you are entirely too kind. Just offering a single point of information!

    By the way, how would I email you?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ed, I suppose you could start by trying to send a message to nick@criminaldefencelondon.co.uk. That works for some, although Anon really was correct when he said my internet is broken as it mostly is.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Ched Evans

Before I begin, I will say that at around 4,500 words this is probably the longest blog I’ve ever posted but I think it’s all necessary to set the scene for this case and explain the background that has been largely ignored or airbrushed in the press. Despite its length, I have not attempted to include every little detail of either fact or law but have done my best to provide a balanced picture of the Ched Evans case, what happened and why the courts reached the decisions they did. There has been so much written about the Ched Evans case over the past weekend, much of it based on a very shaky grasp of the facts and law, that I decided I would read up about the case and weigh in (hopefully on a slightly firmer footing than most of the articles I’ve read so far).

Broadly speaking there seem to be three groups who have opinions on the case:
1.Sexual violence groups (including people describing themselves as “radical feminists”) who appear to take the view that the case is awful, the Court o…

How do the police decide whether to charge a suspect?

A question I’m often asked by clients (and in a roundabout way by people arriving at this blog using searches that ask the question in a variety of ways), is “how do the police decide whether to charge or take no further action (NFA)?”
What are the options?
Let’s have a quick think about what options are available to the police at the end of an investigation.
First, they can charge or report you for summons to attend court.  Charging means that you are given police bail and are required to attend court in person.  A summons is an order from the court for you to attend or for you to send a solicitor on your behalf.  In many cases where a person is summonsed, the court will allow you the option of entering a plea by post.
Second, you may be given a caution.  These can be a simple caution, which on the face of it is a warning not to be naughty in future, or it can be a conditional caution.  Conditions could include a requirement to pay for the cost of damage or compensation, etc.  Either…

Bid to prevent defendants knowing who accuses them of a crime

When I read The Trial by Kafka and Nineteen Eighty-Four by Orwell, I took them as warnings of how a bad justice system wrecks lives of those caught up in it. Sadly, some Members of Parliament and the House of Lords seem to view the books more as a guide to how they would like our Criminal Justice System to run. Today, I read of plans to hide the names of accusers and witnesses from defendants in a large number of cases. Victims of sexual offences, such as rape, have had the right to lifelong anonymity for many years now. This means that it is a criminal offence to publish information that will lead to a complainant being identified. A Bill currently being considered by Parliament would extend that anonymity to bar defendants and their lawyers knowing the name of the person accusing them. This would apply not only in sexual offences, as has been reported in the press, but also in violent offences.
The anonymity currently offered to victims of sexual offences is not total, the complainant…