Daily Archives: May 19, 2007

Another stealth TAX on the way

A claim that millions of drivers who use their own cars for work face sharply-increased taxes under plans being considered by ministers has been described as “pure speculation”. Even those doing voluntary work could be caught up by the scheme, … Continue reading

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UK Visa applications halted over ID concerns #2

Foreign office minister Lord Triesman has pledged an independent inquiry into a security flaw on a website used to apply for UK visas that made personal details of applicants easily accessible to hackers. The online UK visa application website for … Continue reading

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HOUSE OF SHAME

MPs provoked disgust and outrage yesterday after they voted to exclude themselves from freedom of information laws.  SQUALID, A DARK DAY FOR DEMOCRACY, UNACCOUNTABLE, SHAMEFUL, MUZZLED. Were just some of the comments from MP’s. I am DISGUSTED. As if the … Continue reading

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Time for bicycles at the Home Office?

The amount spent on railway travel in financial year 2006/07 (April 2006 to March 2007) was £9,645,550.94.  The amount spent on taxis in financial year 2006/07 (April 2006 to March 2007) was £915,332.49. Wonder how much of that is down … Continue reading

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Dirty Bomb tests in London begin this weekend

Home Office counter-terror boffins from the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) Science and Technology Programme will carry out “tracer gas trials” in London starting this weekend. Tony McNulty, the minister in charge of security spooks and special-powers cops, revealed … Continue reading

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Man arrested over Estonian cyber attacks

Police have detained a 19-year-old Tallinn resident who is suspected of involvement in a wave of attacks against Estonian computer servers. A spokesperson for the Estonian prosecutor's office said the young man — an ethnic Russian — was posting calls … Continue reading

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