on colour

stop, arrest, charge, gaol
fact is, 'Inglan is a bitch'
fair's not fair enough


n.b. The Crown Prosecution Service has investigated its files and found white English people are less likely to be prosecuted than any other ethnic group facing similar police charges, i.e. same crime, different treatment.

The whole English legal system acts in joint enterprise to discriminate against non-white people, from initial police stop and searches, right through the legal system, including to the length of prison sentences dished out.

Note that this is one of the few monarchies left on the planet and the legal system is all Royal this and Royal that.

How will things truly be changed without a revolution, providing proportional representation in government, an elected second parliamentary second chamber, effective wealth taxes and land ownership reform?

Linton Kwasi Johnson was telling us how things are in the 1970s in his poetry, summing it up succinctly in the phrase I’ve quoted above, “Inglan is a bitch.”

CLP 09/02/2023

In Australia (Update – Sept 2020)

n.b. Three of the most senior RTZ managers have been resigned following protests about the destruction of the 46,000 year old sacred site at Juukan Gorge, in Pilbara, Australia). The executives retain their rights to any outstanding remuneration due under the terms of their employment contracts.


White out continues

RTZ apology

Not due anytime


n.b. 16,000 year old Aboriginal site has been destroyed, with government permission(!), despite pleas of the local indigenous population.

Notice of the blasting of the sacred site as part of the expansion of the Brockman 4 iron ore mine in Western Australia was given to the Puutu Kunti Kumarra and Pinikura people a whole 9 days before the work of desecration began on 15th May, 2020.

Mr Chris Salisbury and his colleagues at RTZ rub salt in the wounds of traditional “owners” of the sites by apologising “for the distress caused.” (for British readers and followers of Alexander Johnson’s incompetent government, note the use of the meaningless term “world class” in the company statement in the RTZ link above).

What is this, apologising for people’s reactions to harm and damage done by the apologiser? A person cannot apologise for another’s feelings, (see Priti Patel, UK Home Secretary’s recent performance, apologising for “people feeling” government has failed to provide NHS workers with adequate personal protection equipment.

A paper exercise, called “an enquiry” by Rio Tinto Zinc will follow this “misunderstanding” in the Hamersley Ranges of Western Australia.




In June

Late lit, summer sky

Pinprick stars illuminate

Dreams that change is here


CLP 9th June 2020

In the (U)K (ii)

Doing a Cummings?

Not if you’re a black person.

A fine or arrest?


n.b. A quiet word or a strong arm?


CLP 04/06/2020

In the (U)SA (?)

There will reach a point

When people have to sit down

And smoke the pipe of peace


CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (xi)

Windows smashed open

Light flows in anger pours out

We all need to breathe


CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (x)

Check out the bunker.

Has it got last cigarette?

Whisky? Revolver?


CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (ix)

Right to carry arms?

Pandora’s box gapes open

Do you feel lucky?


CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (viii)

From France, as a gift

Statue of Liberty

Now Paris flares up


CLP 03/06/2020

In the (U)SA (vii)

Let us not pretend

That this begins and ends there

Black Lives Matter here


CLP 02/06/2020