But Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, QC, the former Director of Public Prosecutions, said that bans on groups were hard to enforce and to prosecute not least because of frequent name changes. He said: “It’s far better to put people under surveillance and to gather direct evidence of their lawbreaking, whether it’s acts of incitement … More But Lord Macdon…
So President Obama has made his drones speech (full text of speech here) and the analysis and reaction has begun. Much of it is pretty predictable and makes some of the usual mistakes. First up, UAVs may be pretty new but the questions they raise are not. Our focus should not be on the technology … More Obama on drones
I don’t know much about publishing but I do know that this is er bold. No idea what it’s about
There’s a lull today. After three weeks of campaigning everything has stopped. I’m in a car on the road to Lahore from where I’ll be reporting on the vote tomorrow. Maybe I’m too much of a political junkie but I find election days to be a magical time, filled with optimism and the feeling that … More What would Nate Silver make of it all?
We have heard a lot about the youth vote in this election. Something like 20% of voters are aged 18-25. For many, this will be the first time they have voted. That’s a heck of a lot of votes up for grabs. Imran Khan appears to have made the biggest inroads. His party is the … More Fighting for the youth vote
The fraudster Jim McCormick who rebranded novelty golf ball detectors as bomb detectors, in a fraud worth more than £55m, was last week sentenced to 10 years in prison. Here’s what the judge said: “The device was useless, the profit outrageous and your culpability as a fraudster has to be placed in the highest category,” … More Fake bomb detectors still in use
Not so much roses on the road as on the carpet. This bed of petals was laid out in front of the stage last Monday in Attock, where Imran Khan held a rally before some 15,000 people or so, in an area that was presumably supposed to act as a security buffer between him and … More Roses on the road 2