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PCC Wants To Regulate UK Bloggers

In a disturbing article, Ian Burrell describes how the chair of the the Press Complaints Commission wants the supposed “watchdog” to have jurisdiction over blogs, suggesting that blogs do not have the same right of reply that they offer people offended by newspapers.

My response to Baroness Buscombe, whose ill-considered neo-New Labour idea is described above is a plain and simple “Get stuffed!”

Bloggers write about issues that are important to them, issues about which they can write with far more knowledge than the mainstream media, issues which the mainstream media think aren’t worth any coverage because they don’t sell newspapers.

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Online Privacy, Blogging & Twitter

It is for employers to determine whether their employees should be able to write about their jobs, not the public. It doesn’t take too much effort to put a sensible policy in place. Such a policy should include the requirement not to publicly identify individuals and not to bring the employer into disrepute if that employer has been identified in the blog. Simple and sensible standards.

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In Defence Of Blogs: A Challenge To Stephen Pound

Tim Montgomerie writes a defence of blogs in response to Stephen Pound’s weak attempts to justify what has become known as “Smeargate” (the unsavoury conduct of Damian McBride for which he resigned)

Apparently I’m a sad little boy who sits at my bedroom computer all day.  That was Stephen Pound MP’s non-defence of smeargate on Sky News earlier when I was debating with him.  He didn’t even try to defend Labour but went on the attack… against bloggers.  And blogs are supposedly the puerile ones?

OK Stephen, I challenge you here and now, in public.

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Still Thinking Of Voting Labour?

This post has been coming for a while.

Regular readers will know that I am vehemently opposed to the surveillance and database states that this current Labour “government” (I use “government” in quotes because the Labour administration is unworthy of the name) is obsessed with.  I believe strongly that stupidity should not be tolerated and should be highlighted and challenged.  As this Labour “government” worships the ideas of the surveillance and database states and is demonstrably stupid in areas such as understanding the internet, much of my writings here are concentrated on those issues.

Anyone who values personal freedom and privacy should vote Conservative at the next General Election.  If you haven’t read George Orwell’s 1984 then you should.

Yes folks, crank up the Led Zeppelin classic Whole Lotta Love (used to be the countdown music on Top Of The Pops for anyone under 25 who hasn’t got a clue what I’m on about.  It’s on my playlist and air guitars are not compulsory *smile*) because here are three  reasons why I think Labour is unworthy of being in government*.  Better get yourselves a cup of tea because this is a long post:

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