Magazine article The Spectator

Barometer

Magazine article The Spectator

Barometer

Article excerpt

We will remember them A German diplomat called on Britain to commemorate but not celebrate the centenary of the Great War. Some of the events planned so far:

- Candle to be extinguished in Westminster Abbey at 11 p. m. on 4 August - First world war paintings to be displayed on 22,000 poster sites around the country - Memorial arch to be constructed in Folkestone, from where many soldiers left for the front - Replicas of biplanes to be own from Dover to St Omer - Bus used at the front to be restored by London Transport Museum A sense of conviction The Football Association has been attacked for clearing just two out of 473 players brought before it on disciplinary matters in 2011, a 'conviction' rate of 99.6 per cent. Is there any criminal justice system with such a high rate?

England (Crown Court) 83% US Dept of Justice 93% Russia 99% China 99.7% Japan 99. …

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