Author Archives: Tim Ireland

About Tim Ireland

Tim is the sole author of Bloggerheads.

Make an elf of yourself (and tell Santa where to get off)

Lots of viral mechanisms crop up at this time of year (in fact, it was the promotion of Crackermatic that kicked things off at Bloggerheads back in the day). Most of them are rubbish, but I did laugh at Elf … Continue reading

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Dean Godson: would you like to know more?

BSSC – Dean Godson: “Research Director” Just a little bit of light reading for folks who would like to know more about this extraordinary man.

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Anti-Christmas carols: we have a verdict from the police

Section 132 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 makes it illegal to demonstrate anywhere near Parliament without official police permission. Under this act, it is an offence to organise or take part in a demonstration within the … Continue reading

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Policy Exchange drops the ball and plays the man

Hey-ho. I’m currently shaking off my share of the winter vomiting virus and waiting for the police to make up their minds (according to Royal Mail, my form arrived yesterday). Meanwhile, a great story about Policy Exchange is developing, with … Continue reading

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You better watch out…

The Register – Santa putting children’s information at risk, warn experts: Santa Claus could be breaking privacy laws in his collection and use of data about British children, experts have warned. Yuletide cheer-bringer Claus could be putting the personal data … Continue reading

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The Times – Britain’s breach of honour over Iraq interpreters: More than half the Iraqi interpreters who applied to come to live in Britain have had their applications rejected, drawing accusations that the Government is “wriggling out” of its promise … Continue reading

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O Come All Ye Faithful

I had a *very* interesting day last Tuesday. I was standing outside Parliament umming and ahhing about doing another carol service this year, as the point (about what may or may not be considered a demonstration… and who decides that) … Continue reading

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SOCPA petition response

The government has responded to the ‘Repeal SOCPA’ petition. The response includes a timely reminder for me to get my two cents in on the relevant consultation paper. (The government has yet to respond to my call for the PM … Continue reading

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Not getting desperate, are we?

Bloggerheads: The Alisher Usmanov Affair was my temporary online presence during the recent outage at, and later evolved into a dedicated space for criticism of Alisher Usmanov, Schillings and Fasthosts. has just been in touch to say that … Continue reading

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Fresh copy of the Iraqi employees EDM

Lynne Featherstone has retabled her EDM calling on the British Government to move further and faster in its help for the Iraqi interpreters: EDM 401: IRAQI EMPLOYEES My MP (Anne Milton) missed her opportunity to sign the last version. Perhaps … Continue reading

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