Monthly Archives: January 2016

US-EU Safe Harbor Data-Transfer Talks Enter Final Week

As negotiations on a key transatlantic data-transfer agreement enter the final week, before the EU’s end of January deadline, senior US and EU officials have.. Source: US-EU Safe Harbor Data-Transfer Talks Enter Final Week

Right against warrantless searches is dead in the UK

Following my last post where I detailed the numerous ways in which the English have few if any of the civil rights enjoyed by their American cousins, the following story from the Guardian also brought to my attention today shows the utter contempt the UK’s supreme judicial body has for the due process rights of the […]

Freedom of speech is dead in the UK

Following my last post where I detailed the numerous ways in which the English have few if any of the civil rights enjoyed by their American cousins, yet another story has been brought to my attention on social media. Which the BBC covered without the slightest whiff of complaint or alarm. See here: The former Lib-Dem […]

Prog Rock Monday

This week, once again diverting away from prog rock to glam rock. 

A comparison of American and English Civil Liberties

This is a long blog post. Can you summarise it in a line? I can: the United Kingdom is not a free country. When quoting Winston Churchill or the Bible verbatim on a street corner is enough to get you arrested and charged with a crime, freedom isn’t merely losing. It’s lost.  And if the UK […]