Posts by Paul Brooks

  • Anti-social media

    When Charles Babbage designed  the world’s first electronic computer between 1833 and 1871, he probably didn’t turn his mind to the use that might be made of such a device. Advance 145 years and we all see that rather than being essentially devices for carrying out mathematical calculations they are now the biggest platform for … Continue reading Anti-social media

  • The limits of Law

    The eighth in the series of Thomson Reuters Legal Debates took place on  1 September at the Canary Wharf Auditorium with the motion under debate being whether the judiciary, not just parliament, must address breached election promises. The Rt Hon David Lammy MP and Robert Palmer, Barrister, Monckton Chambers argued for the motion which was … Continue reading The limits of Law