U-turn of the day = ID Cards

Wow, these huge decision changes are coming thick and fast now.  FormerHome Secretary David Blunkett, after years of pushing the "We must have ID cards to prevent terrorism" button has suddenly decided that since everybody should have a passport anyway, and the law requires these to be biometric digital things these days maybe an additional …

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Another Labour U-turn

Last October Jaqui "Big Brother" Smith wanted to force the monitoring and storage of all internet and communications traffic into a single government database.  The plan was described at the time by the BBC as "Giant database plan Orwellian".   Industry and politicians spoke out, liberty groups clamoured in concern, and those of us working in …

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So much for fuel assistance

Another huge Gordon Brown/Labour (mis)government success is being reported today.  It appears that the "Winter Fuel Assistance Package" announced by Gordon earlier this week may actually increase your winter fuel bills since the government cannot stop the fuel companies from passing the cost of the package on to you, the fuel paying customer! So not …

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