Falkland Islands 30 years on

Thirty years ago today British forces liberated the Falkland Islands from Argentinian occupation. Possibly the most justified use of British forces since the end of the second world war (even allowing for the Belgrano). Yet now thirty years down the line the Argentinians are once more sabre rattling over the Falkland Islands, imposing shipping restrictions in the area. Of course I’m sure this has nothing to do with the possibility of the Falkland Islands having oil, nor distracting from local issues in Argentina. So to try to send a clear message to the Argentinians the Falkland Islanders are going to … Continue reading

Petition against government snopping on email

The Open Rights Group have a petition up against the “Intercept Modernisation Plan” which has been quietly revived and will be reportedly getting about two billion to work out how to spy on our email and web traffic. You and I might think they could do something more useful with that two billion but what do we know. Now I’m enough of a realist to not expect the petition to do much good but equally not signing it will certainly achieve nothing so may as well object. Go and sign it here +30