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British EU Refurendum — Enfranchisment

23 Jun 2016 21:00 Tags: News, Politics


Now that the polls are closed, we're all winding down from the saturation of EU referendum spiel: it's time for me to come out of the wood work and give an opinion on the matter. I'd like to take a slightly different tack to most peopleby discussing some of the legal scope of the vote today, and from there discuss what I feel was a flaw in the campaign setup, and make a case for why some of us should not have voted today.


I'm Back...Maybe

16 Sep 2013 8:00 Tags: Blog, News

So, I made the first post in nine months last week. I then went on to accidentally delete it whilst doing a bulk spam clean out, and had to reassemble it from snippets in my memory and a partial cached version.

It really doesn't feel like nine months to me — it was quite a busy time. I might be back now. I started writing all sort of things in the missing time, some of which may one day be publishable. In the meantime, some news.



21 Dec 2012 16:00 Tags: Blog, News

I'm pleased to report that I have finally moved all the content off the old blog onto this new platform.

Because of various format changes over the last three years, some of them may still not be rendering properly; I think I've already fixed the worst of the visual bugs, but there is a surprisingly large amount of data to sort through. There's also all the tags to reinstate; I'm hoping to be able to get this sorted out as a script at some point soon.


Open Courts — A Victory For Justice?

23 Nov 2012 8:00 Tags: News, Politics

The debate over the use of "closed material proceedings" (secret court hearings) in civil cases — where evidence that is considered sensitive or is even classified can be presented to a judge in a closed hearing, such that even the defendant is not aware of the contents of that evidence — ran late into the night, with a bloc of cross-bench, Labour and Liberal peers striving to put safeguards in the Justice and Security Bill.


Parliament Week

22 Nov 2012 11:00 Tags: News, Politics, Commons

So, it turns out that this week is Parliament Week, with a wide range of events going on aimed at school students and people looking to get interested in UK politics.

I must say I'm a little surprised to have missed this previous year — the website has information about last year's events, and heavy implications that it's been going on since before that. If it does pre-date my following, I'm a tiny bit astonished that it wasn't marked in school at some point or another.


Welcome to Mangler

18 Nov 2012 23:00 Tags: Blog, News, PHP, Programming, Web Design

Welcome to the new version of my blog, now powered by Mangler. You can find out more about the other bits and bobs I've used in the theme information page.

It's going to be a bit sparse for a little while — there were some rather last minute changes to engine, so I'm going to have to work on the importing of old posts all over again. That's going to take a little while, especially as I haven't finished writing the administration interface for Mangler yet.