Category Archives: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers

Two blasts from the past


This week the Government has been forced to address two matters that have been bubbling away for more than a year. The High Court judgement over the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act which I wrote about extensively last … Continue reading

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Europe and our deceit


The exchanges over the last 48 hours between the Prime Minister and President of the European Commission, show just how much of a mismatch exists between what our nation apparently wants in its relationship with other EU nations, and what … Continue reading

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20 months on the WC?


Political constipation is not unknown in the Home Office, but it is not something to be encouraged, particularly when other parts of the same department appear to have the Political equivalent of the runs. According to this report a request for … Continue reading

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Time for rationalisation


By the end of this week, unless something challenges the actions of our 3 Party leaders the number of people entitled to sit in the House of Lords will have risen by around 20 people, bringing the total number to around 850 people. This … Continue reading

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A real page turner?


Nicholas William Peter Clegg had an excellent education, studying at Caldicott School and Westminster School followed by Cambridge University and numerous other educational institutions. He now works in a position where he is surrounded by a phalanx of advisers and has access … Continue reading

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A suggestion for the silly season


My broadcaster of choice is Radio 4 and the three significant news programmes I would listen to each day if I was able to do so would be Today, World at One and PM. One of the most frustrating aspects … Continue reading

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I predict a recall


The idea that Parliament may be recalled during this Summers recess is not one I can claim is an original thought. Others have been suggesting it as a possible outcome of the discussions regarding MH-17 or the appalling destruction of … Continue reading

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