Blast from the past

As we all endure the lockdown and the uncertainty about when and how it might end, I have been trying to avoid thinking about the past. It’s tempting to dwell on the last time I went to the cinema (Home, Manchester ironically to watch ‘The Lighthouse’), the last time I went to a pub (Tweedies […]

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Virgin Berth

If there could be anything worse than the provenance and target of a Wallasey brick spawning an industry of conspiracy theorists, then it’s probably the Burning Question of whether Virgin Trains East Coast’s release of CCTV images of Jeremy Corbyn spurning unoccupied seats to enjoy the proletarian solidarity of the vestibule floor breached Data Protection laws. If […]

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How to succeed in backlogs without really trying

First, two disclaimers. 1) The ICO’s previous FOI backlog was disgraceful, and it developed on Richard Thomas’s watch. Chris Graham and his staff deserve great credit for trying to kill it off. The fact that an organisation can no longer make a decision knowing that they won’t answer for it for two years is a […]

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Goodbye Blogger

I have three inflammatory blog posts on the go at the moment and for various reasons I either cannot finish them or cannot post them (if you know me, you will be able to guess why not). So in the meantime, I have decided to jump on the bandwagon leaving Blogger in droves because of […]

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