The Sun's longstanding crime reporter Mike Sullivan (who I know a little from years ago) is obviously a reader of Gadget's blog, acknowledging him as the source for this story. It has always amazed me that more journalists don't beat a path to the Inspector's door; it's not like rewriting press releases is more satisfying or interesting, or their readers wouldn't be interested in this stuff. I know we've been banging on about it for years now, but the time the cops (and all other public servants) spend filling out these forms, just to feed the bureaucratic machine, is time they're not spending doing their jobs. And it's time we're all paying for.
Unfortunately, Charles Moore isn't a Gadget reader, if this piece from his Spectator's Notes in the latest Speccie is anything to go on:
I really like Charles' writing, though he rambles on a bit too much about Catholicism and vicarages; this is a rare lapse of common sense, for the reasons Gadget enumerates.
Finally, the iSquared debate on the future of news is very interesting (we think). I'll be handing over my two quid a week to Murdoch - I wonder who else will?