Inquiry report amounts to justice denied, says fiancee

Clutha crash: Pilot David Traill’s reputation ‘sullied’ by inquiry Captain David Traill’s partner said the inquiry’s determination did no justice to his reputation or the memories of nine others killed.   By Democrat reporter BBC Scotland is reporting that the fiancee of the helicopter pilot who died in the Clutha crash has described the fatal … More Inquiry report amounts to justice denied, says fiancee

LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF LOOKING AFTER ‘NAUGHTY’ CHILDREN

As soon as I applied online for a brochure, eager Luke, the portfolio manager, called to hard-sell the investment. Caring for these children is highly profitable, he said, with each child worth at least £2,500 and up to £5,500 a week for the multiply disabled, abused and damaged. “The naughtier children pay more,” he explained, with a bit of a laugh – though “naughty” might not be in the official social care lexicon. There are, he said, long waiting lists of children needing places. He rattled through the figures: their four-bed homes will make £214,000 a year profit at 75% occupancy and a whacking great £624,000 profit at full-bed occupancy. The brochure breaks down all the costs: staff at £232,100, food at £12,600 and so on. … More LUCRATIVE BUSINESS OF LOOKING AFTER ‘NAUGHTY’ CHILDREN

ANOTHER PIECE OF OLD IRELAND FADES AWAY WITH HIS DEATH

He was never, in this sense, a mere medium. He was always himself a kind of message. But the message was potent because it was as fluid and ambiguous and contradictory as the country itself was. If he had been a mere reactionary, he would have been of no great interest – the country was full of them. If he had been a radical, he wouldn’t have survived for six months. He thrived because he was both. … More ANOTHER PIECE OF OLD IRELAND FADES AWAY WITH HIS DEATH