Leveson calls for more pointless legislation

There’s been an awful lot written about the Leveson report, and I’m sure you’ve already read a fair chunk of it, so I don’t intend to say that much. The pointlessness of the whole investigation was summed up for me by this tweet from “The bard: The Bard (@TwitTwotBard): “Can anybody name one press wrongdoing identified by Leveson that wasn’t covered by existing laws? A law to say the press must obey the law?” As far as I’ve been able to determine, there’s not a thing the press are in trouble for that wasn’t already covered by existing laws. So … Continue reading

Do keep up at the back

Just a shy of two years after Henrietta Williams mapped out the ring of steel to high light the social engineering taking place in the City of London and Eighteen months after the London Assembly started debating the privatisation of public spaces, the Guardian has finally noticed that public spaces are being quietly eroded. One thing I think the Guardian (and possibly Henrietta Williams) fails to differentiate is between places where a right of public access has been removed and where a right of public access never existed. Whilst there are an increasing number of pseudo public places that are … Continue reading

ACTA vote tomorrow

This is terribly late to press for which I apologise but tomorrow (Thursday 31st) MEP’s will vote on ACTA, this has already been rejected by the Dutch government (though possibly just as an electioneering gimmick). Despite my tardiness if you haven’t already done so there is still time to e-mail your MEP. You could even use WriteToThem, which makes it terribly painless. If you’ve not heard of ACTA you may be wondering what the problem is then the OpenRightsGroup* explains it rather well here. But in summary it’s yet another piece of legislation dreamt up between the EU and big … Continue reading