I thought this was worth another consideration after listening to Roger Waters the other night in Dublin.
Friday the 13th I’m invited to an ancient building in the heart of Queens University Belfast Campus, not for a spooky clichéd accident prone day but more a informed gathering of the great and the good. Although for me it did turn out to be bit like a Nightmare on University Street.
The seminar was the Economic and Social Research Centre s (ESRC) ‘‘Devolution and penal policy – Evidence, Influences, Practices” with the theme of “Where are we now.” My mind flitted between the seriousness of the event and Spike Milligan in the ‘Q’ serious saying “what are we gonna do now, what are we gonna do now…” I’m full of the cold and have been for a few weeks now but this is no excuse for my behaviour and what follows. The event was kicked off by the new head of the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS)and as always…
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