David Rowntree
David Rowntree is best known as the drummer in the pop group Blur. He is also an active Labour Party member and a practicing criminal solicitor.

Entries by David Rowntree

Syrian Refugees - Avoiding a 'Lost Generation'

(5) Comments | Posted 5 December 2015 | (00:00)

I've spent the last couple of months helping put together a fundraising effort to raise money for Syrian refugees called 'Star Boot Sale'. The proceeds are going to the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a charity which can trace its roots to a 1930s effort by Albert...

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Computer Crime - Good News and Bad News

(1) Comments | Posted 28 May 2012 | (01:00)

By all accounts, May seems to have been a terrible month for the security of government computer systems.

First the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) announced that they were taking their website offline, after an attack claimed by a hacker group.

Then in an interview with the...

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The Law's the Law

(6) Comments | Posted 7 March 2012 | (00:00)

"The Law's the Law", was the title of an article I remember reading when I was young. It was a 'top 10' list of weird old laws, their reasons for existing long since passed, but never repealed so theoretically still in force.

I have no idea why this article stuck...

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The Osborne-Shaped Hole

(10) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (00:00)

It may seem like another age now, but it was only a year ago that you couldn't read a newspaper, or watch a news programme, without seeing George Osborne's sallow face peering back at you. It was as if he was the poster-boy, not just for Cameron's 'brave' new experiment,...

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