Tag Archives: Liberty

Quality of life, suffering and decisions

We have a cat.  He’s fifteen years old and has a lovely relaxed nature.  He loves being fussed, and sunning himself.  He’s a lot slower now than he used to be, but even in the spring he was able to … Continue reading

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The inevitable gun control pontification

So the UK has some of the tightest firearms licensing regulation in the world, apparently surpassed only by Japan.  Yet we still have a reasonable level of firearm related crime, predominantly using illegal weapons.  With the unfortunate events of this … Continue reading

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Electoral decisions – Who do I vote for?

Everyone else is coming up with their ”endorsements”, so a few thoughts on what’s guided my voting decision. First, we vote for an individual, not a party and more specifically not a party leader.  I’m not sure what kind of … Continue reading

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Reflections on homosexuality in the Armed Forces

I read this article in the Independent yesterday, discussing the approach to homosexuality in the Foreign Office leading to the removal of the bar on employment in the 90s, and now to the civil partnership ceremony for a Foreign Office … Continue reading

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Security and biometric collection in schools

On the Blue Blog an article talks about fingerprinting and biometric collection in schools. The collection is used to then manage a number of services for pupils including catering and library usage.  There was quite a lot of commentary about … Continue reading

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