Let me take you back to a time when kings and queens ruled the land, barons swore oaths of loyalty to the crown and bloody battles with neighbouring countries were a regular feature. No, I’m afraid it’s not a preview of the next series of Game of Thrones – it’s Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary!
The Government thinks you are special and interesting – and wants to get to know you better. It wants to know who you communicate with. And how, when, where, how often and for how long. It wants to paint a picture of your habits, activities and relationships. And they want to share it with lots of others too. Because we are special and interesting. Every single last one of us.
Our thoughts are with Charles Kennedy's family and friends at this terrible time, and we feel sure that MPs from across the House of Commons where he served for so long will seek to honour his memory in months and years to come.
Two weeks on from the general election, the bookies have made a killing and a new crop of MPs have been sworn into Parliament. After a barrage of Government announcements, I’m sure you are all – like us – waiting with anticipation (well, dread) for the Queen’s Speech on 27 May.
Since Friday we’ve been overwhelmed with the support for our campaign to save our Human Rights Act. We’ve had a flood of new members – more than we can ever remember in just one week – and many messages of support both publicly and privately. People from all walks of life and political persuasions are queuing up to defend our Human Rights Act from Government plans to scrap it.