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Old 08-20-2008, 03:42 AM   #1
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Big Brother is watching UK

I just arrived from my holidays and read an interesting article about an upcoming Datacenter for logging every move a British citizen does on the www for two years -including emails, IM, and the full history!

http://gizmodo.com/5038933/uk-govt-c...surf-histories

Sometimes I just don't understand my english neighbors
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:39 AM   #2
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I just arrived from my holidays and read an interesting article about an upcoming Datacenter for logging every move a British citizen does on the www for two years -including emails, IM, and the full history!

http://gizmodo.com/5038933/uk-govt-c...surf-histories

Sometimes I just don't understand my english neighbors
Please don't split English from British, it's bad enough when the English themselves do it.....
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:33 AM   #3
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It's all the fault of our Scottish Prime Minister.

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Old 08-21-2008, 09:00 AM   #4
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It's all the fault of our Scottish Prime Minister.


Yes,

Our Scottish British Prime Minister....
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:49 AM   #5
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Actually, it's very interesting how many government measures being passed currently (things like asset recovery, crown court powers) only apply to England & Wales, occasionally Northern Ireland, but not to Scotland (which would require separate enactment).
Causes a headache for those of us based across both jurisdictions.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:18 AM   #6
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Actually, it's very interesting how many government measures being passed currently (things like asset recovery, crown court powers) only apply to England & Wales, occasionally Northern Ireland, but not to Scotland (which would require separate enactment).
Causes a headache for those of us based across both jurisdictions.
And all voted on by Scottish MPs (inc. the PM) - even though their constituents aren't affected .
The so-called Mid-Lothian Question could be a big issue at the next election.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:05 AM   #7
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Without Labour support in Scotland, the party would, in most probability, not be the majority party in the Commons...
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:58 AM   #8
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And all voted on by Scottish MPs (inc. the PM) - even though their constituents aren't affected .
Not quite true. If you live in Scotland and lose all your life savings to a boiler room scam perpetrated and prosecuted in England and Wales, it affects you, particularly if it then restricts your right to bring a civil case in Scotland, which you might not be able to do at all if it automatically becomes an appeal case!
And vice versa!
With sprinkles on top!
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:32 AM   #9
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You see, they keep talking about peace in the Middle East as if that's a good thing. But just look at the UK and you can see what happens when millenia old hatreds get negotiated out into a peaceful coexistence.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:57 AM   #10
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What a big fat target for malicious hackers....
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