Monday, 26 January 2009

Labour tyranny part 94

It's impossible to keep up with the ever-growing mountain of tyrannical laws being enacted by the British government, such as its plans for secret inquests (presumably to avoid embarrassing publicity when agents of the state shoot innocent people in the head eight times etc). As usual, the government claims there will be "safeguards", no doubt also operating behind the curtain. The tories, our valiant opposition (as if!) talk a good fight, with Dominic Grieve referring to a"seismic change in the relationship between the state and the citizen" with "enormous" implications for civil liberties - but don't expect them to do anything about it. They know once they're in power how useful to them such laws could be.

Also part of the same bill is more power to the state to pass our personal information about. Laughably and predictably Herr Straw claims this will benefit bereaved families. There's always a good intention on the road to Orwellian hell.

Elsewhere, the politicos are allowed to opt themselves out of their new stasi-style child database, for 'security reasons'. Needless to say they don't give a fuck about the security of the rest of us.

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