Riots are an argument for more civil liberties, not fewer

And so the post-mortem has begun. Now that the initial wave of rioting and looting appears to have subsided, the question of what can be done to prevent a repetition comes to the lips. David Cameron has come up with the, in our eyes rather feeble-minded, idea of restricting the use of...

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Libya: A Week of Indignity

Gaddafi is a war criminal. That much seems a fair assessment. In that context, the International Criminal Court warrant that authorises his arrest seems welcome. On the other hand, it’s highly debatable whether Gaddafi is alone in the commission of such atrocities. Current...

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AV referendum: a sad day for British democracy

May 06, 11 AV referendum: a sad day for British democracy

So, the results are in. At the time of writing, the referendum on introducing¬† is all over bar the shouting. It’s blatantly apparent that the ‘NO’ campaign has won a comprehensive victory, with more than two thirds of the vote. However much the result is touted as a...

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Full body scanners; this is getting silly!

We’re impressed. The lunacy that is the installation and operation of full body scanners at airports around the world has hit a pitch even we doubted was possible. American news channels report that a TSA undercover agent successfully concealed a gun in her underwear and passed...

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