I met David Birch yesterday, or Dave to his friends, guru of all things to do with mobile and card payments. Lovely chap.
What I did not realise is that he’s also seriously subversive and in danger of being exposed to the Government’s new 42-day detention criteria for being a dodgy chappie.
What do I mean? What has he done? Is Dave an urban guerrilla, terrorist or Jehovah’s Witness?
No. He’s just a little bit like me and posted an interview with Sir Bonar Neville-Kingdom on his blog.
However, Sir Bonar’s extreme views on the podcast were not endorsed by the Government, Gordon Brown or any other Whitehall correspondents. It has been viewed as being out of order by all civil servants and by many of the networking powers that be, as can be seen by this entry on Boing Boing.
The result is that Government officials are now interviewing Dave in a locked room in Scotland Yard in their efforts to track down Sir Bonar, who has gone into hiding.
Our thoughts are with you Dave.