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The Government of Wonderland - followup
Following on from my previous rant about the UK government "misplacing" the personal data of 25 million of the UK's citizens, it seems that I'm not alone in my dismay about their proposed "solution" - the National ID Card scheme. A group of six ...
27-Nov-2007
03:40:29
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The Government of Wonderland
In that direction," the Cat said, "lives a Hatter and in that direction lives a March Hare... They're both mad." "But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked. "Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're ...
21-Nov-2007
16:05:37
3
Tessa Jowell puts her foot in her mouth
Ms Tessa Jowell, the UK's "Culture Secretary" has recently been embroiled in a scandal in which her (now separated-from) husband David Mills received a £344,000 "present" from the less-than squeaky clean Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi for ...
17-Mar-2006
06:37:17
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US troops in Iraq orphan five kids
According to the BBC, on tuesday US troops in Iraq shot at a car approaching a checkpoint: Inside the car were an Iraqi family of seven. The mother and father were killed but their five children in the backseat survived, one with a non-life threatening ...
19-Jan-2005
05:52:23
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The US kills civilians and children on camera, then lies about it
Yesterday, a US Bradley fighting vehicle was attacked and disabled in Baghdad. Three hours later, when a crowd of curious onlookers (including children) came to look, two US attack helicopters came back, rocketed the Bradley and machine gunned the ...
13-Sep-2004
10:24:25
6
Times have changed
I've just been reading the experiences of a UK journalist detained at LA airport, courtesy of a link from Alec's blog. She was visiting the US and didn't realise that she couldn't do so on under the normal visa waiver scheme. I can easily understand ...
07-Jun-2004
10:33:14
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Baghdad Burning blog
Thanks to PlanetSun I found a link from Geoff Arnold's blog to Baghdad Burning, the blog of a woman living in Baghdad. It's very sobering stuff, whatever your position on the war is. As with all wars, its the ordinary people that suffer the most. ...
08-Apr-2004
11:25:34