Gibraltar leaves the EU sinking ship

1st February 2020 1

A small crowd gathered at one of the only terrestrial borders that British territory shares with the EU. The line was closed by General Franco in 1969 and re-opened as part of Spain’s bid to join the European Community in 1985. Last night, the British authorities didn’t even close it for the twenty-minutes required to give a ceremonial nod towards … [Read on]

Huawei. Boris takes his orders from Whitehall and bottles it

29th January 2020 17

We have been at ‘cyber war’ for years with China, the world’s foremost mass-surveillance state, world-leader in industrial espionage equipped with armies of hackers mounting cyber-attacks on Western corporate and governmental infrastructure systems – and now we plan to hand over them control of our digital communications systems, and further enhance their technological lead. So much for ‘taking back control’. … [Read on]

Why I’ll be cheering on Brexit Day.

29th January 2020 11

‘I voted Leave in 1975 and, having since then read or seen nothing to bring about a change of mind, did so again 2016’ VOTES in general elections and referenda can change history – making nations and perhaps breaking empires. They are not, though, sufficiently powerful to change the convictions of those on the losing side, and neither should they … [Read on]

Give me the old time bakelite phone

29th January 2020 3

I still have my stick shaped telephone land-line. It seems easier to have it sitting there rather than carrying a mobile around which was designed for a man’s hand, and has to be constantly charged. Just before Christmas the trusty old phone rang out and took messages, but no one could phone me. I bought another and set it up. … [Read on]

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