Monday, 5 January 2009

Thought Police

It is official, 'citizen' is just the new slang for 'slave'. The thought police are no longer hiding in the shadows, we have let them take control of every aspect of our lives. This is shocking. They may claim that we live in democracies, but liberty is almost dead. Is this the EU they insist we must allow to become stronger? Is this the EU that we are being forced to ratify a treaty, regardless of democratic voice of the people?

I am truly disgusted at this level of personal invasion. We are all being criminalized by default and forced to prove our innocence. Every step caught on CCTV, every vehicle tagged and now our homes are being invaded through the phone lines. This is not the free world, this is fortress Europe with us the peasantry as its slaves and the elites ruling from their castles of glass and steal.

When the EU experiment fails it will be because it is rotten from the top down. Shame on those who allow this to happen.


The move, which follows a decision by the European Union’s council of
ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition
MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state
which drives “a coach and horses” through privacy laws.


A remote search can be granted if a senior officer says he “believes” that it
is “proportionate” and necessary to prevent or detect serious crime —
defined as any offence attracting a jail sentence of more than three years.


Shami Chakrabarti, director of Liberty, the human rights group, said she would
challenge the legal basis of the move. “These are very intrusive powers – as
intrusive as someone busting down your door and coming into your home,” she
said.


The Home Office said it was working with other EU states to develop details of
the proposals.

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