Mike Vickers' Blog

December 25, 2019

The Modern Day Santa Claus

Filed under: Geore Orwell, Santa Claus, Security — derryvickers @ 8:08 am

Happy Christmas

But a cautionary story.   Not just Santa Claus knows what you want


And the Guardian itself knows me that I have read 16 stories on line this week – I’m surprised it is not more!

Not quite 1984 but getting that way.

April 26, 2019

There’s a Hole in my Bucket Dear Theresa

Filed under: Brexit, Politics, Security, Theresa May — derryvickers @ 10:46 am

“The Huawei 5G row took a very serious turn yesterday after Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill (pictured above) wrote to all ministers, special advisers and officials to demand answers on who was responsible for the leak. In what looks like the inverse of Murder on the Orient Express – “none of us did it!” – all those Cabinet ministers who were said to have raised concerns at the Chinese firm’s role (Williamson, Javid, Hunt, Fox, Mordaunt) have now put out categoric denials that they were responsible for the breach of confidence.”

“One Tory MP told me the UK’s industrial strategy should now focus on how to help Huawei’s rivals like Nokia.”

Read Paul Waugh at PAUL WAUGH <dailybrief@huffpost.com> for 26 April 2019

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