Posts on quality, life, culture, the media, news & tech with a twist & a slice of Limey. I moved my blog to http://renaissancehambara.jp in December 2006, go there for the latest content.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Big Brother Awards
Just came back from a cheap, but worthy night out. I took my friend Jonathan to see Privacy International's Big Brother Awards, held at the London School of Economics and compared by Mark Thomas. The venue was a student bar with a glass roof rather like the Hac. A few hardy souls turned up as spooks a la MAD's Spy Vs Spy comic strip. Anyway the winners were
- Most invasive company BG (British Gas) - Worst public servant Margaret Hodge - Most appalling project NHS IT electronic patient record system - Most heinous government organisation Office of National Statistics - David Blunkett Lifetime Menace Award US VISIT programme