Squander Two has introduced me to The Policeman’s Blog. It’s the badger’s nadgers: brightly-written, entertaining accounts of life dealing with the criminal underclass. The Policeman’s struggles against people determined to take ruthless advantage of every kindness shown to them by the system remind me of the prison hospital tales of Theodore Dalrymple, aka Dr Anthony Daniels. The Policeman writes:

“As [an] unreformed conservative of the lock ‘em up and throw away the key school, I am frequently ridiculed (at least I think that’s why). I personally relish cooking the goose of another Burberry clad neer-do-well, whilst at the same time knowing that he is unlikely ever to reform and the only respite his neighbours will get is if he goes to jail.”