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January 2, 2013  4:46 PM

Good news on Universal and Tax Credits: Minister admits scale of current fraud

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
HMRC, Home Office, looters, Pakistani, Universal Credit

Iain Duncan Smith's comments on the unknown scale of immigration-linked fraud with regard to tax credits indicates that ministers are at last beginning to get to...

August 11, 2011  9:13 PM

RIPA and the Riots – is an emergency review needed?

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
.ico, looters, Rioter, RIPA

We have had facile suggestions about blocking and monitoring the mobile communications services used by the rioters and looters and equally facile responses that these are unthinkable or unworkable. The...

August 7, 2011  2:02 PM

“Want to roll Tottenham to loot?” – the power of Twitter

Philip Virgo Profile: Philip Virgo
Eurim, looters, twitter

Acording to cover in the Daily Mail of the riots and looting in Tottenham and Wood Green,  Twitter was used to summon the under-classes on London to help...

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