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Spycops and Data

Spycops and Data

The Covert Human Intelligence Sources Bill aka the spycops bill is the continuation of the efforts of the intelligence services and the police to return to a pre-snowden/pre-ECJ dripa ruling legal state. Here are my notes and links …

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Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism

Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism

I was challenged by Michael Wilkinson of the LSE on my interpretation of he importance of the Cherry/Miller ruling on the legality of the 2019 prorogue. Suggested or discovered reading, included a review of  a book he co-edited. My notes have lain around on my hard disk and I decided to tidy them up. Here are my notes and thoughts. From the reviews, I’d say the title is provocative but it might have a jargon meaning about which I am unclear. …

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IR 35

IR 35

They’re changing the rules on IR35. They seem to have forgotten that probably its first goal was to indemnify the top of the chain from tax malfeasance; it was only a second goal to shag the horny handed sons of toil in the IT industry. A few notes … 

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Illegal Wars

Illegal Wars

I have been pushed to having a look at the law and war crimes, partly, as a result of meeting again, a bunch of people who think they can substitute their own judgement vs. the Rule of Law. Here are, as ever, my notes.

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Venezuela

Venezuela

from venezuelaanalysis.com

On Venezuela, where the US would seem to be trying to engineer another regime change in support of their oil industry, here are my notes and my diigo bookmarks . I consider sanctions, human rights and democracy …

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Intellectual Property Law

I made an omnibus article of my writings on open source, culture and copyright. This was dated 2012 in the blog but references earlier material. Some of it still holds good, some of it is passed it’s sell by date.