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James Firth
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Startup lessons learned from another failed UK business - 8 points for your perusal including choosing the structure from day 1.
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2 things to keep in perspective post election
The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous we do at least get a chance to elect Members of the Commons, which isn't true for the Lords, or the hea...
The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous we do at least get a chance to elect Members of the Commons, which is...
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Commissioned my first corporate video... Thanks to Drum Studios https://lnkd.in/e7USa-F
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Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notifi...
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T-PIM's O'Clock for the Grey Guilty
Oh goody, another inane debate around why a system built by humans for humans can't be perfect. The grey guilty: " dangerous" terrorists living in the UK that the government, police and security services would like to see locked up or deported... And if it ...
Oh goody, another inane debate around why a system built by humans for humans can't be perfect. The grey guilty: "dangerous" terrorists living in the UK that the government, police and security services would like to see lo...
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The new nuclear economy: but would the right-wing government have been better off building the plant and leaving the market unrigged?
Here's a thing - I'm actually quite good at modelling costs. So when the Energy Secretary yesterday announced an effective tax on electricity bills to support the building of a £16bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point I n...
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The electoral system for MPs is not the biggest affront to democracy in the UK Whilst retaining first past the post (FPTP) voting seems pretty ridiculous, we do at least get a chance to elect our MPs - which isn't true for ...
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Why the opinion pollsters got it wrong
In the run-up to the 2015 UK election there must have been in the order of 100 opinion polls. Few if any put the gap in the share of the popular vote at over 6%. Nearly all relied mostly on data acquired from sampling voters opinion over the telephone or th...
In the run-up to the 2015 UK election there must have been in the order of 100 opinion polls. Few if any put the gap in the share of the popular vote at over 6%. Nearly all relied mostly on data acquired from sampling voters ...
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Department of Dirty: is it parody if it's actually true?
As I reported nearly 3 years ago, a side effect of Vodafone UK's efforts to protect children from adult content was to block access to two popular lingerie retailers  Bravissimo and Figleaves . Vodafone customers had to literally contact their ISP, verify t...
As I reported nearly 3 years ago, a side effect of Vodafone UK's efforts to protect children from adult content was to block access to two popular lingerie retailers Bravissimo and Figleaves. Vodafone customers had to literal...
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Emergency Data Retention Legislation DRIP v Europe - now this could get interesting!
Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notified to the Council of Europe as a...
Quick one (I don't have much time for blogging at the moment). Late last night I received notification from Europe's TRIS system that UK emergency data retention legislation DRIP rushed through parliament this week was notifi...
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If you've ever bothered reading a software license of the sort that comes with everyday software you'd probably struggle to cope with the rage against unfair and restrictive practices. For example, as a small business owner I...
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CEO of Open Digital Policy Organisation
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White hat lobbyist and digital policy geek. Co-founder and CEO of Open Digital Policy and one-time (failed) council candidate. I invented something once.
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  • University of Nottingham, Nottingham
    Physics, 1994 - 1997