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Informers and benefit fraud: a personal view by Dr Sean Gabb

13 February, 2010

Cross-posted from the Libertarian Alliance Blog. Free Life Commentary, A Personal View from The Director of the Libertarian Alliance Issue Number 189 9th February 2010 Linking url: http://www.seangabb.co.uk/flcomm/flc189.htm Informers and Benefit Fraud: A Libertarian View By Sean Gabb I have just been sent one of the most disgusting newspaper articles I have seen this year. […]

Individual liberty is stolen by the State

7 June, 2009

Will they ever give up? Sir David Pepper who spent 5 years running the GCHQ listening centre told the BBC that lives would be at risk if the state could not track communications. It is people like him and politicians unwilling or incapable of asking questions that have allowed us to be one of the […]

Electoral reform and Liberty please

27 May, 2009

There is much politicing about electoral reform and returning power back to the people. We want less talk, more action and, whilst the main parties are fighting to gain our attention, they need to be reminded that over the past 12 years, New Labour have introduced more laws than all of the previous parliaments combined. Many of […]

The Great DNA Database fudge

7 May, 2009

Power to the People The Home Office has outlined a series of proposals in relation to the DNA database designed to counter the ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that it was illegal. However, in doing so, they have demonstrated utter contempt for the ruling, choosing instead to go for a fudge. If […]

STATEBOOK … A new personal data-sharing resource for (no … about) the busy, compliant New British citizen

20 April, 2009

David Davis I am indebted to The Blog Of Kev for this highly humorous and chilling reminder about the ongoing covert presence of our masters and their datamining apparatchiks. There is really nothing more to add. Except to the list of “agencies” that can get it. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing […]

Manchester Police to use Mobile CCTV

11 April, 2009

Power to the People Not satisfied with 4.2m CCTV cameras, speed cameras and ANPR, the Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction Partnership has now introduced (as a pilot) a Smart Car complete with high level CCTV camera. The aim is to catch errant motorists that speed, use a mobile phone, park illegally or commit any other form […]

ONSET: Government tool for profiling children and this is not discriminatory?

25 March, 2009

Power to the People What a pity that there has been so little publicity and therefore outrage at this Governments introduction of a new child profiling tool called ONSET, which will profile our children to determine whether they are likely to become a young offender. This Government has spent an inordinate amount of time, effort […]

Recession, illegal databases and a £105bn spend on more intrusive spying

23 March, 2009

Power to the People In another example of this government paying lip service to the rights and freedoms of the individual, The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, suggests that some 25% of government databases are actually illegal, either under Human Right Legislation or the Data Protection Act. As you would expect from a government that has […]

Is the UK government being candid about objectives of new Travel Database?

17 March, 2009

Power to the People Whatever the government tries to tell us, the new travel database has little to do with securing our borders and more to do with controlling and monitoring the activities or each and every British citizen. In fact, with the new telecommunications database, which will monitor every email, text message and mobile […]

LibDems launch Freedom Act to address Police state

27 February, 2009

Power to the People Finally, one of the major political parties has come out and made a clear and unequivocal statement in favour of returning power to the people. The LibDems have promised to repeal the series of authoritarian measures introduced by New Labour, which has lead, to put it in their words, to the […]