Well be careful then, you might be about to become a criminal. Sadly, I'm not exaggerating. You see, in a drive to simplify our somewhat overburdened legislation, the government is currently considering a new Bill, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill which could make being annoying … [Read more...] about Have you ever been annoying?
Stealing your freedom
There's a letter floating around Facebook and creeping on to blogs, from a Kent county council employee, referencing new intentions from the secretary of state for education to link HE children to schools and include them in school attainment targets. *headdesk*. There's a freedom of information … [Read more...] about All the old chestnuts again – home education is not a safeguarding issue.
I've been arguing with the HMRC website this afternoon. It's coming up to the deadline for SA returns, and even though I'm fairly sure I don't owe anything, I have to submit on time or I get a £100 fine. All of this led me to have a bit of a rant on twitter. But my rant was about the bureaucracy and … [Read more...] about Tax, benefits, morality and #spartacusreport
Yesterday I posted about the spartacus report and the government welfare reform bill and what you can do about it. I tweeted lots, watched the post views triple, emailed my MP, signed and shared the epetition, was featured by Mumsnetbloggers, had the article show up in a Netmums series but failed, … [Read more...] about Can you imagine it?
I read an article in the Guardian last night. It had chilling echoes for me of a previous situation where a government decided they didn't like something and would legislate against it, regardless of the actual facts of the situation. Basically, what is going on is a government that caters to the … [Read more...] about I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this any more.