Analysing Beijing’s 8 dirty tactics against the Hong Kong protesters

I’m no stranger to unreasonable authority using lies, tricks and stratagems to oppress the public. But China’s dirty tactics impress me, and admittedly top anything I’ve seen local government do here in Britain. On a personal level I’ve always been capable of admiration for the strategies of a competent adversary. So here is my analysisContinue reading “Analysing Beijing’s 8 dirty tactics against the Hong Kong protesters”

How I got the DWP to release “commercially sensitive info” (admit how much they pay Ingeus)

When I asked the DWP how much they paid Work Programme companies, they rejected my request 4 times. The last time was on the grounds that this information could not be released because it was “commercially sensitive”. This is obviously a completely inappropriate attempt to subvert transparency and the Freedom of Information Act. ┬áIt alsoContinue reading “How I got the DWP to release “commercially sensitive info” (admit how much they pay Ingeus)”

Natalie Rowe’s arrest: George Osborne, whorephobia and journalist privelege

  “Natalie Rowe”, the escort agency madam and former dominatrix who was exposed along with George Osborne in a 1994 photo, was just arrested. She was arrested for “abusive behaviour” after tweeting a photo of George Osborne in her flat. The photo doesn’t appear to have been taken covertly, and “Rowe” purposely obscured the faceContinue reading “Natalie Rowe’s arrest: George Osborne, whorephobia and journalist privelege”

Libel laws and free speech

Just as I was busy with with the sex work debate posts, our hard working newshounds managed to sniff themselves out another sex scandal. Now, I’m opposed to media intrusion of private lives. I’m baffled by the idea of “sex scandals” or the concept that sex can be news. And I’m against the news mediaContinue reading “Libel laws and free speech”

Media turns gang rape into a joke – because victim was a man

A few days ago a news story popped up in my Twitter feed. It was the shocking report of how a 19 year old was lured into a car by four much older women on the pretense of giving him a ride home. Instead, the gang drove him to a secluded spot where all fourContinue reading “Media turns gang rape into a joke – because victim was a man”

The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?

I have been planning this post for a while, and the aftermath of Gawker’s outing of a Reddit user for posting photos of clothed underaged girls seems as good a time as any to make this. Lately, teens have been having their identities plastered all over the news for making offensive jokes. Firstly, reporters, merelyContinue reading “The right to privacy and freedom of the press: where is the line?”