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This post was published more than 13 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 13 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 13 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

A week ago, Johnathon Freeland wrote an excellent piece for The Grauny, comparing decision making in the TV drama 24 with the post-London-bombing decision making taken by the Government. He essentially concludes that, with respect to terror legislation,

Almost all of the Blair proposals are… superficially appealing, but on closer inspection either flawed or unnecessary.

It’s well worth reading, and I would’ve blogged it last week had I been near a Pea-Sea, but I was not. But it’s still relevant, very well-written, and makes its arguments in a very convincing way.

This 714th post was filed under: News and Comment.

More posts worth reading

Cortado (published 20th February 2019)

Room with a view (published 18th February 2019)

The Nativity × Gaudí (published 17th February 2019)

William Poole (published 12th March 2005)

Photo-a-day 347: Sunderland University (published 13th December 2012)

Diary for 17th July 2008 (published 17th July 2008)

‘We doctors work in a climate of fear’ (published 29th December 2004)


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