Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Quietly, though a standing order sneaked past Parliament our freedom is removed

Whilst everyone was looking the other way the government has vastly expanded its powers to monitor its citizens electronic communications.

The usual Labour half truths about the powers only being used for serious crime and when its proportionate to do so are used. We all know these reassurances don't add up to a hill of beans.

The capability to do this would be very useful for cracking down on descent in a state of emergency situation. Given that Labour has just over a year left are they planning one ?

Will those who surf, say the B_NP or a anti Western Islamic web site find there fired from their jobs ? This information could provide a very powerful profiling tool.

The problem is that we are building the walls and bars of our own incarceration, if a future government ( or the present one ) decides to act as gaoler.

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