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Goodbye Headington

Goodbye Headington

          Goodbye to the quiet, pleasant suburb that once was Headington (Oxford). I had to laugh at the Oxford Mail’s puff piece of the time (4th January 2016) for the new Barton Park (Oxford) development and its “waterfront” villas. The only waterfront will be the expanded […]

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06/06/2018 at 11:12Climate Life&Liberty UK

Jeremy Corbyn may well have been the right candidate all along

Jeremy Corbyn may well have been the right candidate all along

UK Labour party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn may well turn out to have been the best candidate all along.

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16/08/2015 at 10:16EU Life&Liberty UK

Daily Telegraph supports Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership

Daily Telegraph supports Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leadership

15/07/2015. Today that doyenne of middle England, the Daily Torygraph, put out a piece supporting Jeremy Corbyn for leader of the Labour party, suggesting that he is winning the race for the leadership. According to another story in the paper, Mr Corbyn has already “taken a ‘commanding position’ ahead of […]

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15/07/2015 at 22:44Life&Liberty NUJ UK

Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP

Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP

Back to war in Iraq? Letter to an MP.

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26/09/2014 at 09:48Life&Liberty UK

The mockery that is British government today the 15th July

The mockery that is British government today the 15th July

Update, 24/07/2014: Liberty lodging legal challenge against new UK data retention #DRIP laws 15 July 2014. It’s 7 pm UK time, the British government is rushing controversial intelligence proposals through Parliament in just 3 days, and what do we have on the BBC and C4 evening news? Which Ministers come […]

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15/07/2014 at 18:07Control Culture nsa NUJ Snowden UK

Libraries as a public good

Libraries as a public good

Tales from a Brussels bar   It had been cold outside all week, so I was happy that night to wedge myself against the radiator, pint in hand, and peruse the headlines. A quiet evening – there was just a sprinkling of customers – the usual suspects. And I wasn’t […]

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23/02/2011 at 09:52Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar UK

In defence of Headington library

In defence of Headington library

Headington public library in Oxford, UK, is to close as part of the County Council cuts to local services. Local residents are unhappy ..

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31/12/2010 at 13:59Life&Liberty UK

This nightmarish lust for our personal data

This nightmarish lust for our personal data

“Under Labour’s plans for transformational government,” wrote Henry Porter in March 2008, “an almighty surveillance structure is envisaged, through which the state will know ‘a deep truth about the citizen based on their behaviour, experience, beliefs, needs or desires.” The British government plans bear striking similarities to statements found in […]

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