Has anyone else woken up this morning with a G8 hang-over? Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I drank too much of the Kool-aid but weren’t we expecting a bit better than this?
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Due to the willingness of nation states and international terrorist organisations to increasingly conduct their activities within the domain of communication technology, in particular the internet, it is clear that surveillance remains a necessary evil.
The Electoral Reform Society loves a good election to get our teeth into – and May’s county council elections were no exception.
In the wake of changes announced by chancellor George Osborne last week on the amount at which a credit union can charge in interest for one of its loan products, Joseph Wright of Civitas has written a paper entitled Credit Unions: A Solution to Poor Bank Lending? exploring the industry and its rates.
The United States of America is not one for letting things go. So when Edward Snowden – a 29-year old CIA employee seconded to the NSA – leaked classified information on highly-secretive surveillance systems, he will have known that his days of anonymity and free-living were numbered.
As G8 leaders prepare to meet in County Fermanagh with the issue of tax evasion high on the agenda, Northern Ireland’s finance minister Sammy Wilson has accused the Irish government of ‘stealing’ tax revenue from the United Kingdom.
Work pays, we are always told, but for many it is clearly not paying enough. The latest official child poverty figures released today show that in-work poverty is on the rise, with two-thirds of poor children now living in families with at least one working parent.
Last Thursday in France, fascism claimed a life. Clément Méric, a young trade unionist and far-left activist, died under the blows of a group of skinheads in Paris.
As we blogged a few days ago, one of the things Eurosceptics are probably rather uncomfortable with at present is the fact that it’s the European Union which is acting as a bulwark against American attempts to snoop on the browsing habits of us Europeans.