20180823 UK Government proposes central register for all enforceable contracts

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

The UK’s Law Commission plans an Ethereum-like contracts execution platform.

No problem so far.

But then it wants to go further and make all contracts of certain types executable only via the platform.

So while you won’t need to use the platform to buy a Mars Bar or to execute a will, you will need to use it for, amongst other things, a trust deed and a power of attorney, if the Law Commission succeeds.

It’s a serious assault on personal privacy, no matter what “safeguards” might be proposed or introduced.

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20160526 Brexit: the young should register to vote – but they should vote “Leave”

Thursday, 26 May, 2016 – 04:53

David Cameron, speaking in Japan where he is attending the G7 Summit, has said that the young, in Britain, should register to vote. He says it may be the most important vote of their lives and it is for them to decide what kind of country they want to live in. He’s exactly right.

And when they do, they should vote to leave the EU. This is why. And as someone who supported the “yes” vote in 1975, I start with a mea culpa.
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20160526 Brexit: the young should register to vote – and they should vote “Leave”

Nigel Morris-Cotterill

David Cameron, speaking in Japan where he is attending the G7 Summit, has said that the young, in Britain, should register to vote. He says it may be the most important vote of their lives and it is for them to decide what kind of country they want to live in. He’s exactly right.

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20150710 Geeks for Greeks – solving the Greek Debt Crisis

Friday, 10 July, 2015 – 10:27

Yanis Varoufakis, has resigned. In one of his last pronouncements as Greek Finance Minister, Varoufakis said the idea that Greece could print Drachmas was a fallacy. He is reported as having said “we destroyed all the presses.”

While he might be right in one respect, that of printing actual Drachma notes, he’s fundamentally wrong in another. There is an option that would fix much of the crisis – although it’s one that would cause the EU to have a major fit.

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