Category Archives: The War on Stupid

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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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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“It is Home Office policy to remove political dissidents to Uzbekistan”

Craig reports that Jahongir Sidikov’s deportation has been postponed so his case can be reviewed, but stresses quite rightly that it is the Home Office policy that needs to be reviewed. Meanwhile, as the government continues in its mission to … Continue reading

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Polling day in Australia

Independent – Howard rocked by smear scandal as defeat looms: John Howard, Australia’s Prime Minister, was fighting for his political life yesterday as details emerged of an attempt by senior members of his Liberal Party to smear the opposition Labour … Continue reading

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Jahongir Sidikov: who cares?

Craig Murray – A Low Point: Jahongir Sidikov is still in detention at Heathrow, having offered passive resistance to the attempt to deport him today. Next time they will use staff authorised and equipped to use force. I am deeply … Continue reading

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Ten silverish linings

BBC – Ministers under fire over records: The government’s “basic competence” has been questioned by the Tories after the loss in the post of computer discs with 25m people’s personal details on them. The child benefit data on them includes … Continue reading

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