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Bungling Just Stop Oil get wrong house when trying to deliver letter to MP Wes Streeting | Politics | News

Bungling Just Stop Oil get wrong house when trying to deliver letter to MP Wes Streeting | Politics | News

[ad_1] Just Stop Oil (JSO) activists have been left with egg on their faces after filming themselves delivering a letter to an MP’s house to highlight police arrests – only to later realise it was the wrong house. An unnamed female environmentalist was filmed walking down a street somewhere in the UK with a letter for Wes Streeting, the Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Holding the large white envelope with West Streeting MP scrawled on the front, the activist posted it through a letterbox of a house triumphantly declaring it was Mr Streeting’s property and that there were “no police” around. But in an embarrassing development, Mr Streeting later tweeted it was not his house and JSO were forced to admit in a post on their own social media they had made an error. The stunt comes as fears have grown for the safety of MPs as activists increasingly target their personal addresses, with environmental campaigners and pro-Palestine groups both using the tactics. In a video of the misguided letter posting …

‘Exceptionally brave’: why Matthew Perry’s finest acting wasn’t as bungling Chandler Bing | Matthew Perry

[ad_1] Matthew Perry would still have merited TV immortality if he’d never appeared in anything after Friends: 99.9% of actors spend their careers failing to land a role like Chandler Bing. Just as James Gandolfini can be remembered as a great dramatic actor on the strength of Tony Soprano alone, the brilliance of Perry – who died this week aged 54 – is all there in Chandler. Perry understood how to make the funny lines funnier and the so-so lines funny enough, doing his job so well that he created a particular sense of humour that spread way beyond the show itself. It’s just obvious when someone you know is a Chandler, or when you make a Chandler joke yourself: such definitive TV roles are exceptionally rare. The cast of Friends have, understandably, struggled to match their biggest success, perhaps because for them, their Friends character isn’t a basis for more interesting later roles. There isn’t a lot left to explore in Joey, Ross or Monica. But a man who is funny all the time, …

Detectives accused of bungling first Stephen Lawrence inquiry will not face charges | Stephen Lawrence

[ad_1] The mother of Stephen Lawrence has said it was a “disgrace” for prosecutors to decide not to bring charges against four senior detectives accused of bungling the first investigation into the teenager’s murder. The Crown Prosecution Service spent more than two years considering whether the errors made in the weeks after the 18-year-old was murdered were so serious that they amounted to the criminal offence of misconduct in public office. Lawrence, 18, was stabbed to death by a racist gang of at least five white youths in south-east London on 22 April 1993. It took 19 years for two members of the gang of five or six to be convicted of his murder, and a public inquiry found a string of errors by police. The four detectives have all retired and were in charge of the inquiry, which was heavily criticised by the Macpherson report. Errors made meant that despite the suspects being named by local people, they remained free. The decision to refer the case to prosecutors follows a criminal investigation conducted by …