I have been so distracted by the joys of Harlow, Lauren Phoenix and domestic violence that I missed the fact that I've been blogging for a whole damn year.
This is how it all began and it got a bit better here and reached a hits peak here; although I reckon I'm most proud of my post on the American Empire.
And then to spoil it all, Tim highlights possibly the greatest infringement so far into British civil liberties. Here is his post on the matter and I urge you to read it and get informed but in a nutshell:
The Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill gives ministers the power to amend any laws they like without the burden of parliamentary approval.
Read that again UK people because ministers will be empowered to amend any and every sort of law from habeas corpus to what they are going to put on your ID card.
And we laughed at Americans for swallowing the Patriot Act...