A Moral Maze Or Stupid Act?
I am cognisant of the arguments against capital punishment, the teachings of Christ and the manner of reality in human existence and behaviour. I am also fully aware of the way in which empires on a vast scale fail, as do the smaller tribes and nations. In all cases the failure is marked by the breakdown of discipline which in turn is exploited by the plotters who seek power and influence for their own ends.
A good example of the worst excesses of evil possible in the human species is, probable murderer, Martin McGuinness. I see in him the same turncoat ability displayed by the likes of Prescott. A lifetime of unpleasant nastiness converted to a later existence of privilege and wealth.
Compare this scum with the humble but noble spirit of Ben-Parkinson. A young man for whom the pleasures enjoyed by the "retired" terrorists and class warriors can never be the luxury they enjoy. If anyone believes Prescott does not still hanker after Tracy like dalliances are as mad as his grasping Mrs. Still maybe Prezza will soon have a Gaddafi style entourage of glamorous police women "guards" to lust over as a Police Commissioner, God help us.
So all I can hope for today is, as the Queen shakes the hand of this disciple from hell, she will hold the faces above in her minds eye. As for the motivation behind this crass gesture, we can only guess at. Only one thing is certain. It will involve some nasty, behind the scenes, deceitful deal. It always does.