Tag: fear and loathing

In Which I Wonder Yet Again…

…if ‘Inspector Gadget’ is a real policeman: Yes, this is the controversy over Staffordshire Police tweeting the personal details of those arrested on suspicion of drink driving. But under a hashtag that leaves little doubt of their presumed guilt. It…

Maybe, This Time, Intended Consequences?

New planning rules introduced on Friday May 31 would allow bookies to move into empty shops without needing permission to change the use of premises. Ministers hope this will prevent high streets turning into ghost towns but critics argued the…

A Follow Up…

My post on Henry Porter’s article about privacy concerns emanating from the development of technology garnered a lot more comment than most. And I was reminded of that post when reading Anna Minton’s article on the SBD award: Not long…

Ancestral voices

My three-decades old fear which has never abated, that the Euro would end in tears war in western Europe, is sharpened by two comments below Ambrose Evans Pritchards’ blogpost about Ancient Greek wars. First, Achilles-Rage (my emphases in both comments): Every Greek…