Just 24 hours into tokenist talking shops and Trotskyisk podium speeches (horrible hallmarks of the annual Labour conference these days) £176bn of your money (or your kids future tax) has already been spent. Thumping his hands into the air, like a Bolshevist apprentice boy enjoying the camera a little too much, Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell MP, pledged Labour's orgiastic spending...
A Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) competition has been announced that is seeking proposals for “novel and innovative technologies and approaches to access, disable and/or irreversibly destroy chemical and biological munitions, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and bulk agents in challenging environments.” The competition has an initial £500,000 to fund multiple proof-of-concept proposals at low Technology Readiness Levels (TRL). Additional funding of...
Here's why us optimistic types are celebrating Marco Polo's birthday last weekend. Born into a merchant shipping family in Venice, during September 1254, Polo travelled the world and reported famously upon the wonders of China, her capital Peking, and other Asian civilisations. Published circa 1300, his magnum opus: 'Book of the Marvels of the World' regaled an entwined globe, already interconnected...
The 78th commemoration of the Battle of Britain celebrates the defence of the United Kingdom by the RAF against the Nazi air force, known as the Lutftwaffe, in World War Two. The annual Battle of Britain Day is celebrated on September 15. The day is dedicated to the large-scale aerial battle that took place from July 10 until October 31, 1940. The clash was...
Personalised Ads are by no means a new development, yet the concern surrounding the security and privacy issues that come with these ads are still at the forefront of the minds of tech giants and consumers. Media broadcasting companies such as Channel 4 and Sky, along with tech companies such as Microsoft have been using personalised ads for a number...
The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law - charges which he denies. MEPs backed the vote by 448 to 197, giving it the two-thirds required for proceedings to go...
In worrying revelations, it has been discovered that one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest aides has not been granted a Parliamentary pass due to unspecified security concerns, whilst continuing to work in his Commons office for more than nine months. Parliament has extremely strict rules over who can gain access to the building, meaning that all who work within Parliament must have...
Official figures show that there were a record 228 terrorist prisoners in Britain's prisons this year. 80 per cent were Islamist extremists. Soon there will be one less. Anjem Choudary, a prominent east-end London cleric, who was accused and stood convicted for encouraging Muslims to join Islamic State, is to be released. Early. After serving less than three years of a five-and-a-half year...
September 11th 2018 marks the 17th anniversary of the world's worst terror attack, in which 2,977 innocent citizens died and over 6,000 more were injured in one of histories most horrific attacks. The legacy of 9/11 has been undeniable, with immediate and extensive changes involving both national and international laws in the US and abroad. The first major change occurred within airport...
If you’re a Londoner with your head in your hands, worried about the 2020 Mayoralty, there is a distant ray of sunlight. Well, three actually. The Conservatives will elect their candidate to take on out-of-depth, Sadiq Khan, later this month. Judging by last night’s Conservative Party hustings in Finchley, Londoners should brace themselves for an interesting and competitive 2020 Mayoral contest. Because...