Let’s get something straight at the outset. There are many rich and powerful people who want the BBC out of public ownership and in their own pockets. I am not one of them. Never was and never will be. Over the past 40 years I’ve watched the rich and powerful greedily chomping their way through every … Continue reading If we want the BBC to do its job we have to complain when it doesn’t!
Warnings from civil rights groups, that increased security comes at the cost of liberty, have become such a boring old cliché most people just ignore them. It seems so obvious that the only way to combat terrorism is to increase security and any liberties we might lose along the way are just like the eggs … Continue reading How the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta could be used to remove all our liberties
I saw something on the BBC News Channel yesterday afternoon that made me think I was going insane. Here’s what happened: Perching on the arm of the sofa after lunch flicking through the channels I came across an interview on the BBC News Channel between one of the BBC‘s Business Correspondents and a lady from … Continue reading Whose tea has been spiked with LSD, the BBC’s or mine?
Every cloud has a silver lining. That’s one of those sayings anyone over the age of 60 probably heard quite a lot when they were growing up, but hardly hears at all now. Like nursery rhymes and coal scuttles it’s one of those things that have gone out of fashion because we have no use … Continue reading Every cloud has a silver lining – just don’t tell the kids
Here’s a video not many people have watched, or are ever likely to watch. It’s a 40 min speech given by barrister Michael Shrimpton at the Britain on the Brink conference in Winchester on 22 September 2007. What was the Britain on the Brink Conference you might ask? Well, according to the YouTube blurb is … Continue reading Michael Shrimpton – Spyhunter
I’ve just come across this website by accident. It’s called “Spiral of Hope: My Programming Style“. This is how it looks: I do a bit of coding myself, usually in anger to fix something that’s gone wrong, so am always interested to find out how others do it. Particularly if they do it for fun! … Continue reading The Year of Code. What’s that all about then?
Of all the coverage of the Ukraine situation we’ve seen so far, this report from Democracy Now makes the most sense. It features a leaked phone conversation between top American State Department official, Victoria Nuland, and America’s Ambassador in Kiev which, according to Stephen Cohen, Professor of Russian Studies and Politics at New York and … Continue reading What’s really going on in Ukraine?
Yes they are. Would you believe it? The Rolling Stones are playing the du Arena in Abu Dhabi tonight!. Yes tonight! Friday 21st February 2014 – which should be about the same time the rest of Britain will be watching Holby City. Are they crazy? Have they lost the will to live? Doing a gig … Continue reading Would you believe it? The Rolling Stones are back on the road … Again!!!
In the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors. The Government’s power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. … Continue reading What supporters of government press regulation want us to forget