A Long Time Between Posts

But then who cares, seeing as no one except me ever seems to read this stuff anyway?

Here we are at the end of March and so far we’ve had the following wonders: the government managing to stamp its jackbooted will upon us and get its way with ID cards; dentists up in arms and deserting the NHS in droves becasue of the wonders of the governments new funding model; the government in disarray looking shifty as a result of the way political funding works (and after they’d legislated to clean it up. What does that tell you about the quality of bills going through the Commons?); consultants up in arms over a 1% pay rise, while public sector workers are in open revolt about pensions they have contributed to. Take note that much of this admirable pay restraint does not seem to filter up to members of parliament, nor does it seem applicable to their pensions. How very odd that is.

Can you spot the connecting theme here kids?

Being a fairly No2ID kind of guy myself, I can’t help but wonder if this will turn out to be labour’s poll tax. The positive polling the government often cited seems to be with people who didn’t realise the full impact of the scheme, while many in the IT industry think it’s going to be a bit of a disaster, including those who will likely be kept in jobs by trying to get it to work. The real resentment is only just starting to build now. Just imagine what it’ll be like once people have to start paying £100 for a passport. Sometimes I wish we could be more like the French.

Still, I’ve not been well have I? Ear infections are no fun at all 😦

And the Boro lost last night. how much worse could it be?

Having said that, unless Apple decide to release something really groovy tomorrow, my iPod fund is gradually creeping up. Hurrah


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