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JUDGE SLAMS BAE SYSTEMS PLEA DEAL

Judge surprised by grant of blanket immunity in return for payments to US department of Justice and unspecified institutions in UK.

WIKILEAKS CABLES CONDEMN RUSSIA AS “MAFIA STATE”

Your blogger has been in Madrid for a conference. Yes, it was cold, thank you. During his absence, Wikileaks has released a number of documents about american diplomatic cables. Nothing terribly new about them. “Everyone” knew about US criticisms of Russia and the tenacity of Spanish judges. But this is a good source for all the allegations in one place.

HOW SECURE IS YOUR UNIVERSITY CITY?

As my old fellow student Lucy Hodges points out, Universities in the UK are not compelled to collect statistics on or report crime against students or within Universities. They are in the USA.

Another one of the UK’s dirty little secrets? University authorities don’t want this studied because they don’t want any negative publicity. But how can you make policy against it unless you have empirical data about what’s going on?

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