Big Brother Britain & Civil Liberties
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Posts Tagged ‘privacy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scottish Parliament rejects ID cards

22 November, 2008

Power to the People Now, whilst I fully accept that this will not make one jot of difference to the current Labour government it is nonetheless, symbolic given it demonstrates that the government will have an uphill struggle to introduce identity cards. Scottish MSP’s do not believe ID cards will increase security or deter crime […]

Old Holborn takes a walk on the wild side

4 November, 2008

Old Holborn has invited readers of my blog to join him and, at last count, another 102 “ramblers” for a brisk walk from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square, London at midday on the 5th November 2008. Unfortunately, given I am away at the moment, as Big Brother Britain will be able to confirm, I can only be there in spirit, however, I […]

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 […]