Alf is fast coming to the conclusion that coroners should make findings about how people died in the cases referred to them – full stop.
But please spare us the recommendations.
Authorities elsewhere can study a coroner’s report and draw their own conclusions about what lessons are to be learned from a sudden death.
But coroners – it seems – are attention-seekers.
They like to pepper their reports with advice and recommendations on how deaths could be avoided, and to give officials somewhere a kick up the arse for not having done this.
It’s sure to attract the attention of the media and their headline writers.
But some of that advice looks downright dodgy to Alf.