In a statement, Mr Merritt's family said;
"We know Jack would not want this terrible, isolated incident to be used as a pretext by the government for introducing even more draconian sentences on prisoners, or for detaining people in prison for longer than necessary,"
Does Jack Merritt's family really know this for sure? Would Jack Merritt really want to throw his life away, he would still be alive today if the knife attacker Usman Khan had been locked up for life in 2012 after he was found guilty of plotting mass murder.
Usman Khan wanted to blow up the London Stock Exchange as well as some pubs in Stoke. He wanted to murder then London mayor, Boris Johnson, the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, two rabbis, and the US embassy in London. Khan was an evil scumbag.
Jack Merritt may you RIP. Usman Khan may you rot in hell for an eternity and beyond.
"Oxford Union debate: Blind student 'violently' pulled from seat"
He refused to leave. From what I could see in the video, the student was raising his voice, shouting and being disruptive. If he was asked to leave, then he should have quietly stood up and left rather than being confrontational and aggressive. It would appear to me that the student has a chip on his shoulder.
According to author and journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall (@zenjournalist) Prince Andrew had woman procured for him during his visits to Thailand.
"Thai king strips consort of titles for 'disloyalty'"
Scottish journalist and author Andrew MacGregor Marshall has reported that the king has a private jail at Thaweewattana Palace and has sentenced her to two years imprisonment in his jail. There is no legal justification for this punishment.
The Thai king is a dangerous madman.
"Mohammed Awais Sajid, 23, removed an axe from beneath the waistband of his trousers and immediately attacked the defenceless tree surgeon, the court heard."
You can take the barbaric savage out of the third-world and put him in a civilised first-world country, but he will still be a barbaric savage.
And why no pics of the perps?
"Woman with severe head condition seeks Spain operation"
If the NHS does not have the skills/ability to carry out her operation in the UK and she is forced to go abroad to seek treatment, she should not have to seek crowdfunding, the NHS should pay for it.
"Lord Singh of Wimbledon is quitting Thought for the Day after 35 years in protest at the BBC saying that some of his talks "might offend Muslims"."
As Stephen Fry once said,
"It's now very common to hear people say, "I'm rather offended by that", as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. "I'm offended by that." Well, so fucking what?"
"Viewpoint: Qandeel Baloch was killed for making lives 'difficult'"
Qandeel Baloch was killed because she was trying to drag a backward society into the 21st Century. Her murderer(s) (and those who expressed joy when she was murdered) are obviously quite happy living in a backward and misogynistic society that still worships invisible magic sky fairies. Shame on them.
""Shamelessness and exhibitionism are a scourge in our society, spread through women like her," said Maulana Fazlur Rehman, leader of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam religious party."
No, Mr Rehman, the real scourge in your society is Islam, not only in your society but in every society around the world where it has been allowed to spread. It is an intolerant, divisive, violent, supremacist, hateful, backward and misogynistic ideology with a track record of intolerance and actual violence, and threats of violence to anyone who dares to challenge or criticise it.
Qandeel Baloch, may you RIP.
_**"When I ask whether to address Charles as an uncle, his quick-fire response is shot back through deep throated laughter: "It's better than Aunty Jack!"
He explains that the epithet is a form of respect, bestowed upon anyone with seniority or grey hair within the Aboriginal community, in which elderly people are revered: "I like it. Even prison wardens showed me the respect of calling me uncle.""**_
He's lucky he lives in Australia. If he lived in the UK and had voted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum he would be called a fascist, and an ignorant, uneducated xenophobic bigoted racist. And people like Polly Toynbee and David Lammy would be praying for him to die.