Thursday, 12 June 2008

The answer to life, the universe and everything?

That is all.

7 comments:

James said...

I was never really that riled up about this; I'd attended a debate in Oxford over this and the sides basically were:

Pro 42 days - this is needed in the more complex and larger investigations needed because of a, b, c . . .

Anti 42 days - war on iraq, george bush, war on iraq, george bush . . .

So my feeling was pretty much, if the 42 days was put in as a necessary device to combat internet fraud because of the complexity of the internet then it would have sailed without debate, and hence I was basically for it.

But I'd never realised how far we were from other countries, who obviously manage fine. So very interesting.

Also, 7.5? That must have been bartered down to the line.

TheTelf said...

Clearly the image itself is a bit simplistic - other countries have vastly different laws under which people can be charged, so it's very difficult to compare.

Plus, supposedly 69% of people are in favour of the law, so in that sense it should be a popular move.

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immedia reaction said...

69% of people are badly-informed idiots. I was going to write something about this but you beat me to it. I am disturbed, outraged and scared all at the same time. Such things are hell for a girl's complexion.

At times like this, I'm glad we still have the House of Lords.

TheTelf said...

Don't let the fact that I posted an image with no commentary at all put you off writing something yourself. I was going to add more of an argument, but I'm not entirely sure where I stand, and I've been a little fatigued this week, so writing something interesting and informative seemed like a lot of work.

goodbyetoallfat said...

Very interesting image blog.

I think the move to 42 days is madness. If you can't find enough evidence on someone to charge them within 28 days then you must be barking up the wrong tree.