NHS body parts scandal: criminal investigation launched

Image credit: BBC The ‘NHS body parts scandal’, in which hundreds of tonnes of medical waste including human body parts have been left to pile up by a firm unable to properly fulfil a contract to incinerate them, is a grim example of the dangers of the government’s headlong rush to farm out NHS services […]

LAAS ‘troll’ group ‘data breach’: named/shamed NEC member for asking email-list removal

The faux-Labour group ‘Labour Against Antisemitism’ – which in spite of its name has no standing with the Labour Party and which has frequently been accused of vindictive trolling on social media – was exposed this week sending unsolicited emails to CLP (constituency Labour party) secretaries in an apparent breach of data protection laws. The […]

Formal Standards complaint lodged v Patel and Allan for lawbreaker support

When the Electoral Commission fined Vote Leave and reported the pro-Brexit organisation to the police for breaking electoral laws – not ‘rules’, as the BBC has insisted on calling them – it also fined ‘BeLeave’ founder Darren Grimes £20,000 for his part in the breach. BeLeave spent £675,000 in the EU referendum that should have […]

Bannon’s revealing off-mic outburst

Steve Bannon (image DaTechGuyBlog creative commons) Hard-right former Trump aide Steve Bannon has been interviewed a number of times this weekend by friendly faces such as his old pal Nigel Farage. But his composure cracked when he faced even the modest challenge of being ‘called out’ for supporting far-right law-breaker Stephen Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson). […]

Grenfell firefighter Dowden targeted by convicted ‘7/7 cyber-stalker’

Michael Dowden and convicted cyberstalker Felicity Lowde London Fire Brigade (LFB) incident commander Michael Dowden has received huge support – and an #IAmMichaelDowden hashtag – after many feared he was being set up as a scapegoat for the huge loss of life in the Grenfell Tower blaze. Dowden testimony subsequently exposed the role of Boris […]