Bio: 'In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act' George Orwell I've 'rebranded' (though I hate that term) this blog to 'The SKWAWKBOX', to make the title more relevant to what this blog aims to do. I know the correct spelling of 'squawk', but the title spelling is a play on my my name). I'm socialist, politically-motivated, run a business, love the power of social media to spread information, love the information I find out there and the people I get to know, but there are many things that need to be communicated that won't fit into 140 characters. Passionate about people and about social justice. I'm a member of the Labour and Co-operative parties, and of Unite the Union - I don't work in a unionised job (I run the business), but everyone should belong to a union and it's important to put your money (and time and effort) where your mouth is. I love my city and get very, very worked up about the injustices that are inflicted on the vulnerable. I'm also VERY passionate about good information - governments and corporations get away with injustices in large part by misinformation/misdirection - and the best antidote is good information. If Orwell's quote above is correct, as I believe it is, then I definitely want to be a revolutionary. An informed people is hard to exploit! This blog is my humble contribution to an Orwellian Revolution.

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  1. Why not sign up for the 38 degrees petition on the same subject, and encourage your readers to do the same. No point paying another group of lawyers to do the same thing for us!

    • I’ve signed and tweeted the petition. This isn’t about petitions or paying lawyers (though that might be necessary on occasion), it’s about direct action to make use of legal rights granted by the Constitution.

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