Tuesday, 10 November 2009
I am at a loss over all of this, really.
The government is to go ahead with the monitoring of all phone calls, emails and which websites every person in the UK has visited.
THis is on top of Ripa, the extension of seizure powers to councils etc, and the introduction of an "exit visa" in 2010.
Would the real UK politicians stand up? You know those people who genuinely believe in the idea of freedom, free speech, the home is a castle and all that.
Where are they?
Will the Conservatives make a commitment to remove, not just repeal but remove, all these pieces of rubbish from our statute books?
I won't hold my breath.
And as others have said, this latest infringement to our privacy comes at the marvellously ironic time of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.