Big Brother Britain & Civil Liberties
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Posts Tagged ‘british politics

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 […]

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 […]

David Blunkett on Big Brother Britain

24 February, 2009

Power to the People Hard-liner, David Blunkett, is expected to criticise the government’s continued obsession with creating a surveillance society intent on infringing the liberty and rights of British citizens in an address at the 21st annual law lecture in Essex University’s Colchester campus. Although Blunkett is expected, wrongly in my opinion, to claim that the government has […]

Civil Liberties & a Stella Performance

17 February, 2009

The former head of MI5 Dame Stella Rimington has accused, not for the first time, the government of using the fear of terrorism to justify further restrictions of our civil liberties and right to privacy. Her words of wisdom even acknowledged that the people of this country felt they were living “under a police state“. No […]

MP’s to vote on hiding their expense claims from the public

20 January, 2009

Power to the People Whilst members of parliament are for the most part at least, quite happy to do little or nothing while this government introduces legislation designed to spy on our emails, telephone calls and web browsing habits, they do believe there should be a debate when it comes to them revealing (under the […]

European Court of Human Rights upholds British liberties

5 December, 2008

Power to the People I am delighted to confirm that Jacqui Smith is “disappointed” by the ruling given yesterday relating to her insistence that Big Brother Britain be entitled to store the DNA and fingerprint profiles of any British subject that is arrested but not charged, or arrested and subsequently acquitted. Clearly, the only reason […]

Hazel Blears politically naive?

7 November, 2008

Well, yes I think she probably is, which would explain why she has been given the position of Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Given the state of both, she needs to spend more time in the office and less at the Hansard Society. It would appear that Hazel, I hope such an important person, at […]

Jacqui Smith, ID cards and Big Brother Britain

7 November, 2008

Stop it Now! Up until a few months ago, the only person I knew that supported the introduction of identity cards, was my wife. After a few heated debates, questions, answers and what-if’s, she eventually conceded that it wasn’t such a great idea. We have a very democratic process in our house, something like the […]

UK government to introduce ID card via back door

3 November, 2008

Over at British Politics, a recent article caught my eye, this was related to comments made by a Home Office Minister, which suggested that the government had the powers and perhaps, even the will to designate existing documents as identity cards. This could, for example, be passports or more likely drivers licenses. There is even […]