Big Brother Britain & Civil Liberties
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Posts Tagged ‘gordon brown

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Travel Database in Big Brother Britain

8 February, 2009

Power to the People At a time when we should all be considering tightening our belts, the Labour government of Big Brother Britain has decided to set up yet another database to spy and record details of British citizens, this time on our travel. Once again, this has is being justified on the pretext of national […]

Stop protesting or we shoot

27 November, 2008

Power to the People News that Jacqui Smith feels obliged to order another 10,000 Tasers at a time when the government coffers are empty has to be worrying for the British public. Whilst we know that this government doesn’t really care about how much of our money they spend, because they can just put up our taxes, the […]

Organ Donors, Gordon Brown knows best

18 November, 2008

Power to the People I don’t want to get into a debate as to the rights and wrongs of whether people should agree to donate their organs, although I am willing to state, for the record, that I support the organ donor programme. What concerns me is when government, in spite of advice to the […]