Sunday, 30 September 2007

Big Brother Britain

This Labour government's mania for control and surveillance of the law abiding majority in this once free Country gets more out of control by the week. This week the news concerns "Officials from the top of Government to lowly council officers will be given unprecedented powers to access details of every phone call in Britain under laws coming into force tomorrow.

The new rules compel phone companies to retain information, however private, about all landline and mobile calls, and make them available to some 795 public bodies and quangos.

The move, enacted by the personal decree of Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, will give police and security services a right they have long demanded: to delve at will into the phone records of British citizens and businesses."

"Files will also be kept on the sending and receipt of text messages.

By 2009 the Government plans to extend the rules to cover internet use: the websites we have visited, the people we have emailed and phone calls made over the net."

"The new measures were implemented after the Home Secretary signed a 'statutory instrument' on July 26. The process allows the Government to alter laws without a full act of Parliament.

The move was nodded through the House of Lords two days earlier without a debate."

Debate, why should we need a vote; it's all for the good of us, it must be - Gordon wants it. Will the BBC cover this attack on freedom, will they f**k.

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