Unite Against Fascism

December 18, 2006

IT and NHS

Filed under: Politics/Current Affairs — Deryck @ 6:00 pm

After listening to Ross Anderson on Radio 4’s Today programme this morning I went straight to The Big Opt Out and filled out the opt out templates for myself, Mrs Deryck and Deryck Junior. Until any British Government is able to deliver a big IT project on time, to budget and without a jungle full of bugs I will keep my information well away from it’s databases.

December 16, 2006

Inland Revenue IT cock up

Filed under: Politics/Current Affairs — Deryck @ 6:20 pm

Doh! I feel for this and paid up. Yet Another Government IT Fiasco.

January 12, 2005

Thatcher guilty

Filed under: Politics/Current Affairs — Deryck @ 6:39 pm

Thatcher pleads guilty. Heh heh. I blame the parents. It’s such a shame he plea bargained to just a fine because I like the idea of a Thatcher in jail.

May 3, 2004

The Observer

Filed under: Royalty, Politics/Current Affairs, Rant — Deryck @ 12:48 pm

Here’s why war is bad; it brings out the worst in people. Just when we thought things couldn’t get much worse in Iraq.

Back home, British police and security services in new incompetence shock. Poor Kurds, haven’t they been through enough?

And, again. I have no wish to see members of the UK Royal Family become the victims of terrorists, no really, I simply can’t face another royal funeral.

The more astute will notice that I have just discovered the Observer’s website.

May 1, 2004

Alastair Campbell and chavs

Filed under: Uncategorized, Politics/Current Affairs, Humour — Deryck @ 12:24 am

Went to “An audience with Alastair Campbell” last night. Mildly disappointed, there were some amusing parts; the safe introduction with a discussion about John Prescott thumping someone in the last election, the safe dig at overweight Americans but nothing too controversial or mind blowing. A few things he said seemed just plain wrong “I’m not interested in what the press say”. Huh? You were a journalist and then press secretary. His belief that the world was a better place without Saddam seemed without justification especially when he later remarked that he was not optimistic about the Middle East. Some of his criticisms of the press were spot on; the convergence of the broadsheets and the tabloids now competing for the same market, the over-simplification of news, the use of polls to reduce everything to Yes/No.

Perhaps though the important thing to take from it was his last message; for people to not be complacent about things and to take more interest, have more involvement, in politics.

This is my funny site of the day: Chavscum, enjoy.

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