Monthly Archives: March 2014

Thirteenth Letter to the Lord Chancellor

Thirteenth Letter to the Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice,

Mr Chris Grayling,

26th March 2014,


Re: Book ban for prisoners

Dear Lord Chancellor,

Tough on literacy, tough on the causes of literacy: congratulations on your ban on sending books into prison under the newly written rules. You and I don’t need to read books so why should people who have committed a crime be allowed to receive them?

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Twelfth Letter to the Lord Chancellor

Twelfth Letter to the Lord Chancellor, Secretary of State for Justice,

Mr Chris Grayling,

16th March 2014

Dear Lord Chancellor,

Don’t fret about the wide use of the new term ‘grayling hearing’ (n. court hearing abandoned because of absence of a defence advocate). All publicity is good publicity for your stab at the leadership of the Tory party after the next election. The key thing is to avoid a meltdown of the criminal justice system in the run up to the General Election (in May 2015).

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