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Sunday 8 March 2009

Riot Training

I was visiting an old Aunt in Hospital this afternoon. I happened to eavesdrop on the conversation at the next bed, which concerned a young lass telling her Gran, that next week was her riot training week. (No, not the Gran)

Is this a coincidence or a portent of events to come?

Clause 152 Dead

Reading in the Sunday Telegraph it looks like Jack Straw has been forced to amend clause 152 of the Coroner's and Justice bill. (Clause 152 for the unitiated would allow an individuals personal data to be shared amongst almost, all government departments.)

Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, is to shelve proposals which critics said would have led to patients' confidential medical records being passed to third parties.

A spokesman for Mr Straw said the "strength of feeling" against the plans had persuaded him to rethink.

Read the full article here.

Here it is

Maybe the power of protest is not dead.