Category Archives: Police State

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

Freedom of Information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update 3

Readers may remember that a while ago I asked the Cabinet Office for some information, under the Freedom of Information Act. They weren’t forthcoming with that information, so I requested a review, pointing out that other similar requests had been received by them for that information, denied and subsequently referred to the Information Commissioner, who […]

Freedom of Information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update 2

Readers may remember that a while back I asked the Cabinet Office for some information. They then replied stating that they needed extra time in order to deal with my request. Well, the other day I got their final reply. It read as follows: Dear Illusive Man, Ref: FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST I refer […]

Freedom of information: Cabinet devolution minutes – update

Readers may remember that back in mid-January I hassled the Cabinet Office with a Freedom of Information request asking for copies of the Cabinet minutes which were held in relation to devolution, and any additional departmental or legal guidance that was received or issued in relation to this issue. Well, today the Cabinet Office replied […]


I’m not a supporter of the RSPCA. This isn’t to say I’m a fan of needlessly slaughtering animals, or being cruel to them; quite the contrary: the family have always had dogs as family pets, and these have often been rescue dogs from a local home, and we as a family make regular donations to […]

Ban that sugar!

So the health nazis are on the march again. Shadow Health Secretary – Andy Burnham – has had two years to come up with a policy which will win voters from the Evil Conservatives back to the Shining Knights of Labour. With the coalition government being so shite, and having had so much time to […]

Freedom of information: Cabinet devolution minutes

The Freedom of Information Act is a wonderful thing. It allows us – the public – to remind those bastards in Westminster that they only borrow their power from the people, and that despite the privilege of their position, they remain the servants of the people. It does this by giving us the ability to […]

Its one rule for them…

… And another for us. A four-year corruption inquiry into the actions of a Met Police crime squad finds nine officers guilty of discreditable conduct, but none are dismissed and no senior officers are held to account. It seems that if you want to get away scot free with a crime in this country, the […]

If you have nothing to hide…

… You have nothing to fear. We’ve all heard these words before – some of us may have even used them. Its the standard argument that gets trotted out by the agents and supporters of the state machinery whenever they want to try and justify increased and ever more invasive surveillance. This argument is dangerous, […]

The olympics and junk food sponsorships

The health stasi. The olympics – I refuse to give it a capital letter. Two of the things I find myself hating most of all at the moment. I’m tired of all the olympics prep work we’ve been doing at work – we’ve had years to prepare, and it seems that all government departments are […]