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28 November 2021

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Spying right at the centre of government. Frightening

Spying right at the centre of government. Frightening

Someone has gone to a lot of trouble to bring about the Hancock revelations; when the dust has settled perhaps people will start to wonder why

What was the true motive for a camera in a government minister’s office, seemingly hidden in a smoke detector? At first we thought Matt Hancock had been rather careless, performing his act of failure to self-distance in front of a security camera!

Wrongful convictions – what could be worse?

Wrongful convictions – what could be worse?

So much is lost in so many ways when this happens

In what has been described as the worst case of miscarriage of justice the UK has ever seen, 39 former postmasters have had their convictions for fraud and false accounting quashed.

The Union flag – enough is enough

The Union flag – enough is enough

It is time a stop was put to the anarchy we are seeing on a regular basis

Our message today will be short. The Union flag, known colloquially as the Union jack is the national flag of the United Kingdom.

Should the NHS be liable for deaths of patients?

Should the NHS be liable for deaths of patients?

The trouble is that everyone wants someone to be responsible no matter what the problem is

The increase in fatalities in the NHS has raised the question about whether members of the NHS staff should be liable for deaths when they have to make what are potentially life and death decisions about who to treat, for example if there are two patients and only one ventilator.

Food parcels for children short measured. Who is getting the benefit?

Food parcels for children short measured. Who is getting the benefit?

All we have seen so far is what is on the surface. Drill down and you may get a shock

I was brought up to learn that one man’s profit was another man’s loss and indeed so it must be. For all the swirls of cash in an economy, that is just circulating money between people and creates nothing. The only real profit which can be made is something like growth of plants or animals brought on by nature or the mining of minerals etc.
The USA – who would have believed it?

The USA – who would have believed it?

Is democracy going down the slippery slope?

Worldwide people sat inter alia with jaws dropped as the country probably regarded as the most free and democratic of the world televised the invasion of their capitol building by angry protestors as the house was proceeding to meet to conduct what was simply a procedural matter, namely to record the votes for the next president and declare him duly elected.

Some good news for businesses today. You may be insured after all says High Court

Some good news for businesses today. You may be insured after all says High Court

It is not normal for English civil courts to be quick but today they have excelled themselves!

They say that sometimes good things come in small parcels. Whether a High Court judgement running to some 162 pages is a small parcel or not, the outcome of the trial held to determine whether  insurance companies could avoid business interruption liability due to Covid-19 will be music to the ears of some. This trial has been something of a remarkable matter – the whole thing thus far has taken merely a matter of months to be set down and heard at first level and a lengthy judgement given.
Digital ID cards – looks like they really could be on the way

Digital ID cards – looks like they really could be on the way

Impersonation of others is so easy these days – trouble is we are too trusting!

Over the years the idea of carrying an identity card in the UK has been a source of great controversy. The reasons why there are objections seem to revolve around the fact that it is yet a further encroachment into personal liberty but perhaps the time really has come when personal freedoms are less important than the needs of society to ensure that personal identity is always verifiable.
Asylum seekers – there must be another way

Asylum seekers – there must be another way

Free jollies to football stadium for asylum seekers? Has the British government gone nuts?

The granting of asylum to persecuted people has always been a corner-stone of British life; we only have to go back to the world wars to know how our compatriots responded to the call of duty to bring freedom to other peoples. And I am the first to say that I have no problem whatsoever with peoples of other races settling into our society, as so many have over so long.
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 is now law – and Lufthansa update

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 is now law – and Lufthansa update

New insolvency law now in operation and Lufthansa hanging in there!

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 completed its whistle-stop tour through Parliament yesterday, notwithstanding a number of amendments in the House of Lords, and received the Royal Assent yesterday evening, 25th June, and therefore became law at midnight last night.
Crime down during the lockdown – right?

Crime down during the lockdown – right?

Have the police made the best of it?

One of the results of the lockdown was that certain petty crime like shoplifting appears to have dropped. Surprise, surprise, given that most shops were closed. Theft too from private houses seems to have been contained but then it is quite risky to go in and help yourself when the chances of the owners being at home are somewhat high.

Organisations develop systems to keep working

Organisations develop systems to keep working

Ingenuity emerges in true British fashion but does this herald permanent change in our society?

The first three weeks of lockdown will soon be over and there is little doubt that we can then look forward to probably another three weeks and no doubt many months of further restrictions of some sort or another. Anyone who thinks this will all be over in a week or so is surely in cloud cuckoo land.
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