Posts tagged: Law

State of play

I’m not one of those who gets too paranoid about state interference in my life. My experience is that no matter how sophisticated the control system, the more incompetently it is run. But every now an then, you spot something that makes you wonder if the crackpots might have a point, like today’s headline that the government wants to introduce a law to make the questions on phone-in competitions harder. Read more ›››

Cocking a Snook at the Law

The alleged rape of a 17 year old by eight Premiership footballers has had massive media coverage this week. Now the law says that journalists should not do anything that might prejudice future court proceedings, ie no naming and shaming. Read more ›››