Archive for January 27th, 2009
Plans to allow people’s confidential details to be shared across public and private agencies around the world have been attacked by MPs in the Commons.
The Lib Dems and Tories have promised to oppose the “draconian” proposals to upend current data protection laws, as well as government plans to hold secret inquests.
Parents who fail to pay their child support could have their driving licence and passport seized, under new legislation proposed by government.
“If a parent refuses to pay up then we will stop them travelling abroad or even using their car. We want fair rules for everybody and that means giving people the support they need, but in return expecting them to live up to their responsibilities.”
Iceland’s coalition government collapsed Monday, leaving the island nation in political turmoil amid a financial crisis that has pummeled its economy and required an international bailout.
Prime Minister Geir Haarde said he was unwilling to meet the demands of his coalition partners, the Social Democratic Alliance Party, which insisted upon getting the post of prime minister to keep the coalition intact.
A renegade dairy farmer played the role of a lawyer Monday at the start of his trial for selling raw, unpasteurized milk and suggested his rights have been violated.
Schmidt, who is defending himself, was defiant in countering Crown suggestions that raw milk is considered too dangerous for consumption and said he’s defending everyone’s right to drink it.