On or about Tue, May 22, 2001 at 04:02:33PM +0100, Simon Wistow typed:
>According to the Register ...
>
>http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/19112.html
>
>the Tory's want to repeal IR35, make RIPA less strict and speed up Local
>Loop unbundling, whereas Labour want to introduce laws meaning that if
>you pretend to be a teenager on the Net you can be jailed for 5 years
>(bad luck bK).
>
>Being that most of the people here seem to be more Left than right
>(especially the contarctors) how do you lot feel about this.

How about "don't believe a word of it, anything said between now
and the election is purely an attempt to woo gullible representatives
of special-interest groups"?

Labour don't care about actual competent net users (who will probably
vote for them anyway, they reckon, and by last week's experience they
may be right) but want to look as if they regard crime as a bad thing
(still fighting the 1980s council stories, really); the Conservatives
reckon that people who want politicians to do something about crime will
vote for them anyway, but that competent net users might be wooed.

Roger

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