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About loveandgarbage

I watch the telly and read when not doing law stuff and plugging my decade and a half old unwatched Edinburgh fringe show.

lines written on the suspension of a twitter account based on a picture where a councillor made himself look ridiculous

With a flag, With a flag,      With a flag upward Onto the balustrade      Climbed he with lanyard. “Crouch down, Ruth’s flag brigade! “Poke through your flag!” he said. Onto the balustrade       Climbed he with lanyard. “Poke through … Continue reading

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Dennis Potter at eighty

I read Dennis Potter before I’d seen anything by him. Just too young to watch The Singing detective when first shown, just the right age for Blackeyes (I think unfairly maligned – a challenging uncomfortable  watch, it made viewer and … Continue reading

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the books that made me

There was a nice feature in this morning’s Guardian where various writers looked back at childhood reading. Having kids of varying ages, but all keen readers, it’s something I’m interested in. The ways in which breadth of interests in reading prompt curiosity … Continue reading

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The Election

In the most important election of a generation (at least since the last most important election of a generation) I have seen one poster during my walks around the local area. It was hidden in a side street down the side … Continue reading

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some thoughts on the Conservative proposal to legislate to stop tax rises

1. In order to raise tax, or to introduce new tax, legislation is required. 2. So a law to Stop the raising of tax or the introduction of new tax is a law to stop passing a law later on. … Continue reading

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Jeremy Clarkson to do [insert something or other, but you know unexpected] for loveandgarbage blog

The loveandgarbage blog has great pleasure in announcing that that Jeremy Clarkson, you know? him that used to do the Top Gear on the telly? him that got his contract not renewed after the fracas thing? Yeah? Got it?, to … Continue reading

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Political consensus and public funding to buy shares in Scottish football clubs

In an election year it is pleasing to see that sometimes parties put aside their political differences to act together. There is broad consensus in UK politics that even in a time where the public purse is under severe pressure there are … Continue reading

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some thoughts on the sad coincidence of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction and Jeremy Clarkson leaving Top Gear

well…                                                                               … Continue reading

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A vaguely topical hastily composed poem on the chairman of the Conservative party for National Poetry Day

Grant says that Michael Green Is a top book writing Non election fighting Benefit cheat smiting Business Mr Clean With his cash reducing Wallet loosening Lean mean Money making machine. But Grant Shapps Talks a load of crap.

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Some thoughts on those tweets that tell you that someone on the radio said it was illegal to publish a photograph

It’s bollocks.

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Carefully considered thoughts on the suspension of Jeremy Clarkson for allegedly assaulting a member of the production team on Top Gear

Let he who hasn’t been alleged to have insulted and then assaulted an employee after apparently missing the last serving of a hot evening meal in the restaurant of a three hundred pound a night a hotel with a helicopter pad to … Continue reading

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lines contemplating the media commentary on the domestic arrangements in the Miliband house

There’s been a lot of bitchin’ About Ed’s second kitchen

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the F word – an apology

Ordinarily I don’t respond to twitter allegations but on this occasion I feel I must make an exception. A couple of years ago I recorded an item for the twitter in which I quote the suspension of the Jeremy Clarkson. Of course, I … Continue reading

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hastily written vaguely topical poem of the week

The prospect of yet another round of insipid televised Prime Ministerial debate Isn’t great. When each bulletin is filled with considered argument about the impact of an empty chair I don’t care. Because every tedious honed “I met a man” or “a … Continue reading

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Some Frequently Asked Questions on ownership of land in Scotland and souvenir plots

Q. Is there such a thing as a personal right of ownership in Scots law? A. No. A personal right is a right against a person. Ownership is a real right, indeed the primary real right. You can have a … Continue reading

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What is the difference between real rights and personal rights? An introduction for non-lawyers

In Scots law (as in many legal systems) there are two main categories of rights. There are rights in things. And there are rights enforceable against persons. Rights in things are known as real rights. Rights enforceable against persons are … Continue reading

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hastily written topical poem about exclusion clauses and Scottish trampoline related accidents

If you should bounce on trampolines While visiting lands of Ryze Ignore the waivers they make you sign That they won’t pay out if you dies. They can’t exclude that if they’re to blame No matter what you’ve agreed Though you might … Continue reading

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More on Highland Titles – can you be a laird.

[sonorous voiceover]: Previously, on Love and Garbage – Your host wrote an overlong, law riddled piece on whether or not you can as a purchaser acquire  ownership of a souvenir plot in Scotland. This shows, using actual law disregarded or misrepresented by our … Continue reading

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a rubbish hastily written topical poem about @highland_titles

If you desire to be a laird Best ask a lawyer, don’t be scared And learn that that one foot square plot Costs thirty quid – that’s quite a lot Considering you’ll never own This wee bit Highland home from … Continue reading

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I can’t believe it’s not ownership – or the curious tale of HIghland TItles selling

Any good lawyer will be very aware of the areas they know and of the areas they don’t.  If you were to ask me a question about employment law I’d shrug my shoulders, give you the phone numbers of some … Continue reading

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