Digital Economy Bill

A couple weeks ago, I wrote to my MP to raise concern for the so-called “washup” of last-minute legislation being used to push through the now highly-controversial “Digital Economy Bill.” My reasons to write are several, and I will devote some more time to explain these later, but wanted to post my MP’s response verbatimContinue reading “Digital Economy Bill”

Jacqui Smith—going, but not forgotten

At lunch time today, I learned from a tweet that UK Home Secretary, the Right Honorable Jacqui Smith will resign as soon as convenient to the Prime Minister. Most sources seem to cite the now cliched “expenses scandal” as the main reason, but also mention various moments of Home Secretarial chagrin. My initial reaction was oneContinue reading “Jacqui Smith—going, but not forgotten”

Open Letter to my ISP

“Headache by magandafille“ This evening I sent this letter to my ISP in response to their support followup (I’ve removed the company name): Please, please don’t give me a list of troubleshooting tips again… The broadband router is attached directly to the test socket, therefore guaranteed by BT. My microfilter is fine, and I’ve hadContinue reading “Open Letter to my ISP”

It’s America’s Question Time

This morning, after switching on the kettle, I set my laptop on the kitchen surface and shuffled through the BBC iPlayer’s “Factual” category—looking for something interesting to keep me company as I made my porridge and coffee. I stumbled across Question Time, and noticed that this special edition was being broadcast from the United States—somethingContinue reading “It’s America’s Question Time”

Jacqui Smith’s New Immigration Measures are a pointless Gesture…

Blogging about politics can be a bit of a mixed bag, so we’ll see how it goes. I want to avoid polarising talk, tabloid tactics, and FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt). Instead, I’d like to discuss the latest raft of changes which seek to make immigrants ‘more British’ before offering them citizenship. Personal Perspective First,Continue reading “Jacqui Smith’s New Immigration Measures are a pointless Gesture…”