Eyes spying thorugh a computer
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The drip, drip, drip of snooping

First there was RIPA, then ID cards, happily abandoned by the Coalition. The ‘Snoopers’ Charter’, the Data Communications Bill, was scuppered and the EU Data Retention Directive was declared illegal. Not content to leave us alone, the three big parties have struck a behind-closed-door deal to continue to retain and have access to details of […]

July 14, 2014 0
Loosened veil
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After the veil has gone

I wouldn’t normally promote Vice, but the Hiba Krisht (aka Marwa Berro) interview about the Ex-Hijabi Fashion Photo Journal is excellent. The interview is the first time Hiba publicly associates her real name with her ex-Muslim work. The sense of shame she sets out here transcends the specific language and will doubtless resonate with many […]

June 22, 2014 0
Who do senior politicians pay most attention to?
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Ask not what our young people can do for our country: why 2m first-time voters won’t make it to the polls in 2015

British Futures’ report on political engagement among first-time voters is the source of some depressing statistics. In its introduction, Voice of a Generation: What do 2015’s first-time voters think? says: On 7 May 2015, around 3.3 million young people will have their first opportunity to vote in a British general election. Yet according to new […]

May 20, 2014 0
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