A tale of two walks – pt 1.

So November the 5th rolled round again and I went for a gentle stroll around Westminster, a whole bunch more people went for a march later as well – I’ll get to them later. As has become traditional I started in a rather pleasant public house for a drink to brace myself against the weather. The rather enthusiastic rain combined with the small number of fellow walkers meant I discarded my plan to wear Guy Fawkes make up and just went for a gentle stroll to admire the latest additions to the security theatre along Whitehall. As one of my … Continue reading

Son of Echelon

Breaking what’s becoming far too frequent radio silence, and I do apologise for that but life keeps happening, to mutter about John Snowdons revelations. I’m going to try and do the tricky thing and not talk about Mr Snowdon or his plight but concentrate on what he revealed. The revelations about operation Prism remind me of a long time ago in the earlier days of the internet and the rumours abounding about something called “Echelon”. This was a supposed system whereby the US government collected and snooped on everyone’s emails and everything else they did. This led to people adopting … Continue reading

Sneaky, sneaky very sneaky!

Once again a significant “consultation” that no body new about. It would seem that to they’d like to give the police yet more power: “This three-part consultation seeks your views on the areas of police powers which the government is committed to reviewing: – the relevance of the word ‘insulting‘ in section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 – new powers to request removal of face coverings – new powers to impose curfews” And as they’ve had a consultation, which ends tomorrow they’ll claim public support. ArchbishopCranmber and Old Holborn have more details, but if you’d like to once … Continue reading