Tag Archives: Human rights

“The Truth”, “The State” and “The Citizen” – a modern day fairy story.

Once upon a time in a Principality far away, lived a princess. The princess worked hard, she had two jobs. She paid her taxes to “The State” The princess liked to help people. She did not like injustice in any … Continue reading

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DRIP, DRIP, DRIP …

Reposted from Guardian on line High court rules data retention and surveillance legislation unlawful Victory for Tory MP David Davis and Labour’s Tom Watson, who said there were insufficient privacy safeguards, as judges find Dripa inconsistent with EU law Labour … Continue reading

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In a broadside that will resonate with so many, why today’s elderly are being treated as Old Age Pariahs

Reposted from Mail on line First they came for the unemployed, then they came for the disabled and now it seem they (the tories) are after the pensioners. When I was a child in the Sixties, very old people were … Continue reading

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Digital by default?

As some of you may know, I have real concerns about the way in which DWP try and shoehorn EVERYONE into using computers in respect of claimant jobsearches, form completion etc. I know that some of you feel the same … Continue reading

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The deep state: data surveillance is about power, not safety

Reposted from the New Statesman All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us. Image: Herbert Bayer/Private Collection/Christie’s Images/Bridgeman Images In October last year, at the start of this parliamentary session, Russell Brand guest-edited … Continue reading

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Time to write to Olivier De Schutter?

Who is Olivier De Schutter, I hear you ask. I didn’t know who he was either until I did a bit of research after reading a post by Mike Sivier over on the Vox Political blog http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/if-the-dwp-reckons-its-getting-decisions-right-why-are-people-still-suffering/ It made me … Continue reading

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UK enforces law which bans public from criticising the govt

Thanks to Nicola Jones for this … worrying times indeed! A British citizen was held for days without charge in a London mental hospital under little-known laws which allow the police to arrest and detain anybody who voices criticism against … Continue reading

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