Regular readers will know that this blog is supposedly a blog about our family life and occasional foray into home education. Previous political posts have been few and far between, but this week, I just don't seem to be able to drop the subject. I was typing a long and fascinating response to … [Read more...] about Democracy
Stealing your freedom
BBC NEWS | Magazine | Power to the people? The present government is in power thanks to the votes of little more than a fifth of the electorate. And think of the authority and intrusion of a modern British government. This is not a few elderly clerks pushing pens in Whitehall to send … [Read more...] about Today's more positive news.
The Observer | Comment | Henry Porter: How we move ever closer to becoming a totalitarian state What I saw in Committee A was the triumph of Tony Blair's modernity over liberty. Read it and weep. Then dry your eyes and do something about it. Write to your mp, registering your displeasure. … [Read more...] about The Observer | Comment | Henry Porter: How we move ever closer to becoming a totalitarian state
On Channel 4 now. You can't protest in Parliament Square, near the Cenotaph, without police permission. See the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005. So you can get a criminal record for reading out the names of the dead from the Iraq war, mark 2. Cimran Khan is (probably) on a … [Read more...] about Dispatches – stealing your freedom.