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The new authoritarianism

At the weekend, the mood seemed first and foremost shock, mixed with dismay: a collective disbelief that a party supported by little over one third of the electorate should, on Friday morning, be preparing for five years of unrestrained government. … Continue reading

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Gospel updated: the financial crisis

Popping into church yesterday lunchtime – yes, i know that sounds weird to some folk, but i was at a meeting by Victoria Station and i DO love the lunchtime mass at Westminster Cathedral – i was struck by how … Continue reading

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Today is Black Friday – so named, apparently, because it is a day of unrelenting consumerism, when bargain hunters storm the shops in search of the instant deal. For me, though, it will go down as a dark day in … Continue reading

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Policing the internet: a dishonest and vacuous policy

Earlier this week, putting the finishing touches to my book on regulating the internet, i toyed with a paragraph about how vacuous, uninformed, and basically stupid was average parliamentary response to internet issues. I was worried – i can’t think … Continue reading

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The man with no name: a story about online filtering

The story that follows is, I am reliably informed, a reasonably accurate chronicle of events due to take place in at least one of an infinity of possible future universes. We are privileged to have this advance warning courtesy of … Continue reading

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