June 14th, 2012

Prior to becoming PM Cameron said

“If we want to stop the state controlling us, we must confront this surveillance state.”


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    colchester1648 says:

    The police already have enough powers, and the last government gained a reputation for being too interested in curtailing liberties. If I remember correctly, the Labour government had similar proposals, which the Tories voted against, yet now they want to bring them in. I confronted Ed Miliband on this a while back, and he agreed that we had rightly gained a bad reputation. I would hope that the next government would seek to find ways to rein back the surveillance society, not increase it.

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      john in cheshire says:

      And can you see that, from this, it is the civil service that is pushing all the illiberal legislation? Mr Cameron might be a stooge for the EU, but he is equally a puppet for the non-elected higher echelons of the eminence grise.

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    Geoffrey says:

    The constabulary don’t seem to be able (or willing) to follow up the clues they do have. Wasn’t Fiona Pilkington’s suicide a matter of “life and death” as Hogan-Howe puts it?

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    Geronimo says:

    Just another example of what politicians say when they want votes and what they do when they get those votes and get into Govt. They are all total hypocrits!

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    Owain Glyndwr says:

    As ever the bbc do not mention this yet another islamic grooming gang

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-18413976

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    tottenham chutzpah says:

    but did he say ‘ we want to confront this surveillance state’ ?

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    Nick Unitt says:

    Cameron is Brown with a face lift

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    FlipC says:

    Well duh – anything you say to get someone to have sex with you is automatically voided once they have sex with you; same thing with voting surely ;-)

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