The TV licence – the worst option except all the others?

Democracy, according to Winston Churchill, was “the worst form of government, except for all the others.” To a degree, I think, the same might be said about the UK’s television licence fee. The BBC’s charter – the legal framework that establishes it – is up for renewal, and so once again there are many discussions… Read More The TV licence – the worst option except all the others?

The chilling idiocy of Cameron’s “Good, Clean WiFi”

This morning’s Telegraph carries a story about David Cameron’s latest venture into the realms of internet censorship. Responding to pressure from a coalition of probably well meaning, though certainly technologically challenged, children’s organisations, Cameron is floating the idea of a porn block on public WiFi services. Update: Also covered on the BBC News site. This… Read More The chilling idiocy of Cameron’s “Good, Clean WiFi”