Tag Archives: Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill

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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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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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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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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