Category Archives: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers

Whats so special about 5 years?


Our MPs are on campaigning leave (or a few are already on holiday, taking advantage of the cheaper holidays before the state Schools broke up). This is to be added to their previous unexpected 19 days break in May when David Cameron … Continue reading

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How do they keep a straight face?


It is understandable that most large organisations have some inconsistencies in the way in which they express themselves and at times even demonstrate conflicting actions. I recall from a period of heavy snowfall a few years ago a story about two … Continue reading

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Small Government has arrived at last


My apologies to all those who glance over my blog on a regular basis. In the last week I have written several blogs on the same theme and I appreciate that is not a subject that concerns all of us. However … Continue reading

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House of Shame


During 9 hours in the House of Commons yesterday a small number of MPs debated a Bill that the Government claims is a vital piece of emergency legislation, which is needed to keep you and I safe. By the end … Continue reading

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Stop the DRIP


Today 100’s of supine MPs will do as their Party leaders have told them and pass a law that is known as DRIP. The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill was introduced into Parliament on Thursday 10th July having already gained agreement … Continue reading

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Are they really listening?


The approaching General Election creates the need for all parties to decide how to woo potential voters and also what to include in their manifestos. Both of these causes are a reflection of a very poor form of democracy, which allows those … Continue reading

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What just happened?


Its not easy to persuade some local MPs to spend the time needed to explain why they vote as they do. This is complicated by the fact that for each of us, there is only one MP in theory who … Continue reading

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