With Tumblr focusing so much on world politics right now, there is one British thing I haven’t seen much about, which is the news that a police smear campaign was set up to target the Lawrence family, and obstruct their chances of getting justice for their son.

Basically: a young black teenager was murdered, and the police sought to silence his friends and family – to make them out to be the villains, even – to take attention away from the calls for police reform.

It’s horrible. (And that’s not even the last of the police corruption stories coming out at the moment.) I have absolutely no idea how anyone would go about fixing a thing like this, so just…bear it in mind, I guess.

I love the royal family. It’s just like the best soap opera ever. You know, you’ve got two sons, one of whom is the perfect prince; he’s the heir to the throne and is expecting a child. The other is on the front line of a battle but spends his time with half nude women in Vegas. Then mum died tragically in what some people still think is a conspiracy. And then at the top you’ve got a doddery old bloke and a woman who doesn’t take any shit. If you threw in three dragons and a dwarf you’ve got season 2 of Game of Thrones.

Comedian Adam Hills on the Royal Family. (via youknowyourebritishwhen)