Last month the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee published a report on the critical state of forensic science in the United Kingdom. Several private forensic science providers are close to financial collapse. At the same time the...
With just two Cork witnesses present from a list of 22, the dissemination of evidence at the Ian Bailey murder trial resembled an attempt to flesh out the personality of a guilty man, in the absence of a direct link to the crime, writes $1 in Paris.
Matthew ScottFor those who glibly say "let's move to an inquisitorial system for criminal trials," this jaw-dropping account of a Paris murder trial might make you reconsider. HT @BarbaraHewson
I am not going to criticise Greta Thurnberg but it would be wrong if the climate rebels of Extinction Rebellion and green political theorists were given a free ride because of our admiration for an undeniably impressive 16 year old. As Extinction...
Sometimes a scandal is not just a scandal, but a biopsy of a society. So it is with the assault on Sir Roger Scruton, who in recent weeks has been smeared in the media, fired by the government and had…
Matthew Scott.@DouglasKMurray's comparison of what Roger Scruton actually said with what @georgeeaton says he said is devastating for Eaton, and provides an object lesson in the danger of jumping to conclusions after hearing just one side of the case.
Matthew ScottThis editorial by the Communist Party of Britain Marxist-Leninist (not to be confused with the Communist Party or the Revolutionary Communist Party), could have been written identically by Brendan O'Neill or as a Daily Telegraph editorial. Peculiar times.
The Home Secretary has said that he will prevent the return to the UK of Shamina Begum, the Isis bride from Bethnal Green: “My message is clear” he told The Times, “if you have supported terrorist organisations abroad I will not hesitate to prevent...
Matthew ScottCan the Home Secretary prevent Shamina Begum returning to the UK?
Matthew ScottExtraordinary story of 4 Florida men, falsely accused of rape in 1949. 3 nearly lynched before conviction, 1 murdered before capture, 1 before retrial, all have now received posthumous apologies after complainant admitted the rape never happened.
He’s got impeccable sources and he tells it as it is. Over to you Tommy. Malala Yes, she was shot by the Taliban, hardly something to be proud about is it? Yes, she won the Nobel Prize. But what’s she done since? I’ve been locked up, imprisoned,...
Matthew ScottGuest Post: #TommyRobinson tells it as it really is.
“The age of the experts is over,” says Richard Burgon, Labour’s shadow Justice secretary. His assertion to Andrew Marr incurred much derision on social media, and since I loathe Mr Burgon’s politics, I was happy to giggle away. My favourite retort...
Matthew Scott.@graemearcher wisely observes that we should not defer to experts when they step outside their field of expertise.
I My tumble down the JFK assassination rabbit-hole began in the Tunbridge Wells Odeon on 25 January 1992. I was 16. A few years previously, I had watched a television documentary that purported to identify a second assassin in police uniform (known...
Matthew ScottCrystal-clear debunking of Kennedy conspiracy theories by one-time teenage conspiracist @j4mi3p.