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BBC journalist spots dead rat in the Royal Courts of Justice

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He’s drawn a picture of the rodent to get round photo ban

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The BBC’s home affairs correspondent has tweeted an impromptu sketch of a dead rat in the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ) after a foul smell drew his attention to the rotting rodent’s corpse.

Conscious that a photo of the creature would have risked contempt of court for breaching the ban on filming in courts, enterprising Dominic Casciani pulled out his pad and pen and drew this scene:

Casciani’s rat sighting comes after years of cuts to the courts and the legal aid budget, which has lost a third of its £2.1 billion funding since the 2008 financial crisis. In the meantime, prices of assets such as London property have soared amid 0% interest rates and central bank money printing.

What better symbol for the neglect of the justice system than a dead rat lying in the High Court?

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The Rat King

It’s the dead rats in the Palace of Westminster that are more of a concern.

Anonymous

The Attorney General?

Saint Rev. Dr. The Hon. Lord Harley of Counsel, BAb(Oxon), LLL.B (Cantab), D.Phil (Pants), P.Ong (London), C. Raic (Dublin). P.Rick (Rochdale). Knight of the Order of the Suspender Belt, Q.C, L.C.J, Judge of the Supreme Privy Arbital Court

It wasn’t a rat. It was my lunch.

I was at court on a Pro Bobo Case and must have dropped it when I was adjusting my medals and someone distracted me by asking for me to prove their boba fides.

Anonymous

“What better symbol for the neglect of the justice system than a dead rat lying in the High Court” – says the BBC fakestream media guy.

“What better symbol for the neglect of journalistic integrity than a BBC journo lying in the High Court” – says the rat.

Anonymous

Yeah, I forgot to sign off.

Love,
Gritty
xxx

Anonymous

Not clear what you’re trying to do with this post. Are you attempting to say he’s lying about the dead rat? Seems an odd thing to just make up since all lawyers know this is probably true based on the dismal state of the courts. 3/10 for effort, 1/10 for achievement.

Anonymous

Lame comeback mate

Anonymous

It’s not a comeback to anything – you haven’t actually made a point to respond to. I’m genuinely confused what you were trying to say.

Anonymous

Yep … lame

Anonymous

Actually it’s not about you. None of this is about you. We make fun of the BBC, and people like you, because there will be some young men reading this who will get to know that it’s okay to question the narrative, that although they have been served a giant shit-sandwich by their overlords, nevertheless when the time comes there will be people who have their back.

Suck on that, commie.

Anonymous

This.

The most important thing to let the young guys know.

That some of us older guys understand and are with them.

Anonymous

I’m impressed you managed to type all that one handed.

Anonymous

Why would he lie about the rat?

Anonymous

I don’t know why, and don’t say he did, but generally just because we don’t know why someone might have lied doesn’t mean they didn’t.

Anonymous

That’s profound mate

Anonymous

Cheers mate, yes, I can see why you mind find it profound compared to the comment preceding it.

Anonymous

In fact if Jesus Christ had said that it would be scripture mate

Anonymous

Cheers mate, yes, you found the other comment so bad that you mistook me for Jesus.

Anonymous

There’s a special place in hell for BBC journos.

Actually one of UKIP’s policies is to scrap the BBC licence fee.

So even if you don’t feel strongly about bringing democracy back to Britain, you can at least end the system by which you pay for your own propagandising.

Anyway, is there any young tech-savvy person out there who still watches the BBC?

Srsly?

[BREXIT]/[JEZZA]

WAAAAH THE NASTY BBC LETS PEOPLE SAY THINGS I DONT LIKE BAN THEM BAN THEM BAN THEM [DADDY FARAGE]/[OUR SAVIOR JEZZA].

Anonymous

Lol you lefties get so worked up

Anonymous

> responds to facts based journalism by trying to abolish everyone who doesn’t agree with them

> votes to wreck the entire national economy because scared of Romanians

> thinks Jews are using Muslim immigrants to destroy the west using cultural Marxism

> support a US president who responds to criticism with 3am all-caps Twitter rants

> “lol you lefties get so worked up”

Anonymous

What fuckwittery is this?

“Facts based journalism” –
is just some random BBC cretin drawing a kids’ sketch of a rat and a courtroom door.

The rest of this insane rant is totally disconnected with anything anyone has said.

Talk about lefties getting riled up.

Anonymous

Lol you gammons get so riled up

Anonymous

Imagine being this low IQ to not spot out it’s a tweet.

On his personal handle.

muh lefties xDwjsua

Anonymous

Romanians hate the EU too by the way. As do the Hungarians. The EU is not Europe. It is a revolting tapeworm infesting Europe.

Anonymous

Lol you fascists get so worked up

Anonymous

Yeah literally Hitler just because we think the BBC is cretinous.

Anonymous

Lol you gammons get so worked up

Anonymous

Lol you lefties get so worked up.

Anonymous

In this story… is there anything the BBC journo did that a child couldn’t do?

Why are we paying them for this?

Anonymous

They should head out into the shires. Within a year we’ve had a mouse and a flea infestation. Maybe because it’s the RCJ they’ll do something about it. Maybe.

Anonymous

Mods, time to delete some posts I’d reckon

Anonymous

Which ones tho?

Anonymous

SHUT IT DOWN

Anonymous

It’s the body of Lord Harley after the SRA killed him off.

Anonymous

You’re not allowed to draw images in court. All those court sketches are done from memory. The journo should probably know that.

Anonymous

It’s illegal to sketch a witness or a judge in court or in the court precincts. It’s also illegal to take photos (at all) in court or in the court precincts. It’s not illegal to sketch something other than a witness or judge in the court precincts.

Anonymous

The disgruntled court users might be witnesses perchance

Anonymous

Knob.

Tim Haines

The law against photography in court buildings only seems to apply to court users, and THEIR cctv is apparently okay…

Anonymous

He should have put a wig on it and sat it on the bench. It would make an improvement.

Anonymous

How did the lawyer die?

Anonymous

Pics or it didn’t happen.

Ciaran Goggins

As Jean Hatchet (Vonny Watts) would write, Get.A.Cat.

Anonymous

What the hell is happening in this comment section?

Anon

Perhaps the RCJ needs a cat like No.10 – The Lord Chief Justice’s Mouser?

Anonymous

Sitting in court at the RCJ today the standard of advocacy was shocking. No voice projection at all.

Anonymouse

Suspect the witness walking into court probably had a different reaction to the dead rat than the journalist did.

Anonymous

Well at least it was dead.

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