Posts tagged with ‘1984’

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum

August 16, 2012

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum – but what next? This is the full text released by Ecuador for their reasons for Assange’s successful application.  See original text at the end. But What is to Happen Now? For now, Assange will have to stay in the Embassy.  Ecuador has asked for assurances about his safe passage, but […]

Tories Reveal Authoritarian Roots While Liberals Check Their Shoelaces

April 2, 2012

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Yet again I’m forced to side with the grinning David Davis.  This doesn’t happen often and is embarrassing to admit!. It’s all about the government plans to allow full-scale unauthorised real-time monitoring of every person in the […]

Another One Bites the (Coal) Dust

May 1, 2009

Third Solicitor Barred from Practice Andrew Nulty from Warrington is the third solicitor to get barred from the profession for stealing from clients.  He was fined £60k and barred and another lawyer, Malcolm Trotter was fined £15k.  (See full story) This follows on from the barring of Slytherin  lawyer, Jim Beresford last December, which I […]

Compulsory Voluntary Work in the UK?

April 13, 2009

I kid ye not! Prime Minister Gordon Brown plans to make it part of the next Labour manifesto, he said yesterday. But what’s really going on? Brown chose to make his announcement in the gaudily extreme and populist Murdoch title, The News of the World.  (see Kids’ charity call-up: Brown planning to force 50 hours work […]

Admirable Courage by Our Young Folk

April 8, 2009

Watch the above video of part of the G20 protests.  At around 1:30, green jacketed police attack the crowd in a phalanx formation – a bit like an open-topped Roman testudo.  Flailing their batons, they press on down their own  protected right flank (by some container-type hoardings) into the crowd of protesters. Amazingly, our young […]