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Britain amongst leading police states

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Ranked no. 5 for 2008

A recent survey from internet security consultancy, Cryptohippie, suggests that the UK is setting the pace in at least one area – though being classified as the West’s most repressive regime when it comes to electronic surveillance might not be a title that this government is entirely happy to wear.


We are ranked 5th in the report behind China, North Korea, Belarus, and Russia, after a long period of Home Office interference in our daily lives and the secret silent collection of data and evidence, 12 long years of “hard Labour” have eroded civil liberties and chipped away at individual privacy as greater and less secure databases have been built to record the smallest facets of our lives. Labour’s efforts to win the so called TWAT (The War Against Terror) has created the climate in which pervasive and clinically clean snooping has thrived, in a manner far outweighing the threat to our lives or existence. Whenever they said “that terror should not alter the British way of life” they were busy altering it anyway, behind the scenes. Labour’s grip on power has seen it strive to break down the defences of freedom, liberty, privacy, choice, and responsibility in a way not seen since WWll.

“The usual image of a “police state” includes secret police dragging people out of their homes at night, with scenes out of Nazi Germany or Stalin’s USSR. The problem with these images is that they are horribly outdated. That’s how things worked during your grandfather’s war – that is not how things work now. “An electronic police state is quiet, even unseen. All of its legal actions are supported by abundant evidence. It looks pristine.”

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Written by curly

June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm

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