From BBC News:
The government says it will allow judges, not politicians, to decide on house arrest orders for terror suspects.[Claps]
Well, it took the government a scarily long term to remember the basic principle of our entire legal system, but I’m glad they got there in the end. I’m still not very happy about the whole thing, whatever improvement on Belmarsh it may be.
They’ve also set themselves up a big problem – because at some point there is going to be a terrorist attack. It’s inevitable. And control orders, house arrests or ID cards will ‘fail’ because some people will always get through. A lot less than the number of people who kill on the roads each day, of course, and I don’t see any emergency powers coming in to deal with that.
And now for something completely different – PC4 is coming. Soon. We’re also going to be upgrading PC1 to Windows XP, which means a reformat obviously, which means last night I had to find a way of moving several thousand email messages from my dad’s long-defunct CompuServe CIS Mail system into Outlook Express. And for that I’d like to thank CS2Exchange Software. £14 for a wonderful bit of software – cheers!
Mmmm… this will give us a network of 4 PCs which means that with the TV there are 5 DVD players in the house, enough for each family member to watch a different DVD at once. Now that’s what I call an indulgent set-up