Tag Archives: the guardian

Miranda Rights

No 10 was “kept abreast” of the decision to detain David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, a spokesman has said. Mr Miranda was held at Heathrow for nine hours on Sunday, while in transit from Germany to Brazil. He has launched a legal challenge over the police’s use of anti-terror laws to […]

Survivors’ Guilt

I’m blogging about Easter again, sorry. This time spurred by an online conversation between friends about the appropriateness or not of being wished “Happy Easter” on Good Friday. Classicists of the world, wrack off – yes I DO know the entire event was probably lifted from pre-existing pagan rites of spring, but for the purposes […]

Dining Out on the Dead

The Royal British Legion has dropped the News of the World as its campaigning partner and expressed ”revulsion” at the latest phone hacking revelations. The charity said it took the decision following the disclosure that bereaved relatives of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan may have had their phones hacked by a private investigator working […]