June 14th, 2012

Prior to becoming PM Cameron said

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


10 Comments

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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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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



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What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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