Politics

Charles Dunstone in the news

Oliver Brown
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Charles Dunstone, a well known entrepreneur and founder of Carphone Warehouse has quit as chair of the Royal Museums Greenwich.

Apparently, the government refused to reappoint a trustee because they advocated for “decolonising” the curriculum. More information is available on the Financial Times.

Normally I wouldn’t be interested in posting about such things, but my blog has a bit of history with Charles Dunstone. He was in charge of UK ISP TalkTalk when it came out. Some people had problems and people complaining about it resulted in my most popular blog post.

Some of the complaints led to some interesting solutions, and I briefly included Charles Dunstone’s email address.

Habeas Corpus

Oliver Brown
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First, read this blog post. A law has almost been passed in a the United States (the Military Commissions Act of 2006, passed by Congress on September 27 - just needs signing by Bush) that allows aliens to be detained indefinitely without access to legal counsel and without even having anyone notified of their detention simply by having been declared an enemy combatant. And this declaration in itself doesn’t require any serious evidence and has no serious oversight (meaning in reality it requires no evidence). So the War on Terror apparently isn’t a fight for freedom… Interesting, I first read it on XML.com which has more detail.

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