Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Six of the Best 256

Tom Brake MP is a co-sponsor of Labour MP Michael Meacher’s Private Member’s Bill that would outlaw any financial transaction in which the primary purpose is tax avoidance or evasion, reports Nick Hollinghurst.

"While it is not yet clear why the software upgrade failed - or whether it was the fault of an offshored computer facility in India - what is certain is that the episode has given us just a tiny taste of a nightmare scenario long feared by cybersecurity experts who advise western governments: What happens if there is an extended, simultaneous attack on all of the banks?" Paul Marks makes our flesh creep on the New Scientist's One Per Cent blog.

Human Rights Watch on the US Supreme Court's ruling barring the mandatory sentencing of juvenile offenders to life without parole.

Can a school reward good behaviour? Not if a parent gets hold of the Equality Act 2010 finds Mummy-Tips - another member of the increasingly influential Market Harborough school of blogging.

Andre Farrar on the RSPB Community site presents more evidence that Network Rail has too little concern for the natural environment.

This blog has been much concerned with graves recently, so here is John Saunders' Chess Blog on the rediscovery and restoration of that of Johannes Zukertort, one of the world's leading players in the 1870s and 1880s. I have borrowed the picture of the great man from John.

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