Friday, March 24, 2017

Investigatory Powers Bill: What is Big Brother up to?

Let's talk about surveillance: in particular the new Investigatory Powers Bill promoted by the Home Secretary, and which seems destined to become law in due course.  Time...

David Cameron: now the truth is out, he must resign

This time the hypocrisy has gone too far, this time David Cameron must go. It was obvious from the moment that Downing Street refused to...

Panama Papers: is the game up for wealthy tax dodgers?

The largest cross-border journalism collaboration ever has uncovered a giant leak of documents from Mossack Fonseca, a global law firm based in Panama. Three...

David Cameron: What I mean and what I say

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither...

Are the Tories about to self-destruct?

In the wake of a post-budget rebellion, EU splits, and the resignation of the Work & Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, are the Tories about...

An American Abroad During the Rise of Donald Trump

Every morning I wake up a few hours in the future and wonder what I missed while I slept: what new vitriol spat from...

NHS weekend working: the inside story

Let me give you a bit of personal history.  Apart from writing, I have been a freelance management consultant these past 23 years, the...

Spring Budget: our strong, yet vulnerable economy

The words "strong economy" seem pivotal to every sentence that is uttered by a Conservative party representative, and the phrase appears at every Prime...

EU Referendum: In, out, shake it all about…

I’ll make no bones about this: I think it’s a no-brainer that we should stay in the EU and that the PM committed to...

Cause of Death – Invisibility

This January, my world was touched in some way by the deaths of three people: David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Danny Hackett. Bowie and Rickman, died of...