Government Verbal Backing for Nuclear

Finally some sense from the government on Britain's energy problems. Of course, I'm a complete cynic when it comes to discussing 'carbon footprints' and 'global warming', but there can be little denying the potential problems facing Britain's energy industry if nothing is planned to replace the current collection of ageing and decommissioned nuclear facilities. Many…

Finding Space for the Public in Transport

This is one of those posts which makes it to the draught stage and never any further, but as I was tidying up my WordPress install, I decided with a bit of reworking it's something I still feel strongly about. The original title had referred to British public transport in particular, but in truth there…

Sarah’s Law is no Megan’s Law

As part of the British government's scheme to tackle sex offenders, Home Secretary John Reid is introducing a raft of new measures for the further protection of children from known paedophiles. Dubbed "Sarah's Law", after Sarah Payne who was murdered in 2000 by a repeat offender. Fears that the law would provide powers akin to…

Telescreens Hit the Streets

As if holding the title for most spied upon nation weren't enough, CCTV cameras in England are to be updated to add something of a bark, according to the BBC. Arguing the new cameras remonstrating with petty offenders will help to prevent problems before they really start and reduce bureaucracy (by magic presumably), Home Secretary…