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Congratulations Britain for showing the free world how freedom can be stolen from the people - And yes, I no longer consider Britain to be part of the free world - It is by definition a totalitarian police state
And people wonder why so many Americans are so passionate about Maintaining the The Second Amendment [the right to bear arms] in the USA.
First Britain disarmed the population - And for public safety,......
.....and since your right to protect yourself is by default now belongs to the government
- established what is already considered the most thorough surveillance state in the world.
Congratulations Britain for showing the free world how freedom can be stolen from the people
- And yes, I no longer consider Britain to be part of the free world -
It is by definition a totalitarian police state
Documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News detail how British cyber spies demonstrated a pilot program to their U.S. partners in 2012 in which they were able to monitor YouTube in real time and collect addresses from the billions of videos watched daily, as well as some user information, for analysis. At the time the documents were printed, they were also able to spy on Facebook and Twitter.
By contrast, official police crime statistics in the United Kingdom are unreliable, due to widespread and inconsistent practices of "no criming", with 19% of reported overall crimes not recorded by police, one quarter of sexual crimes, one third of violent crimes, and 37% of rapes.
Senior members of the policing establishment admit to long-term, widespread "fiddling" of figures, such as John Stevens, Baron Stevens of Kirkwhelpington, former head of the Metropolitan Police Service:
Ever since I’ve been in police service there has been a fiddling of figures. I remember being a detective constable where we used to write off crimes.
Evidence has also been submitted to the Public Administration Select Committee by then-constable James Patrick.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
You guys suffer as much violent crime as we do, but politics wants to suppress that to justify the gun ban. You guys need more guns, especially rifles back.
originally posted by: AshFan
This is just sad. What are they so afraid of? How did this get passed into law? WAKE UP YOU UKers!!
A new investigatory powers commissioner will also oversee the use of the powers.
didn't the NSA get that technology from the Brits??? I can almost be certain .... wait for it
But civil liberties groups have long criticized the bill, with some arguing that the law will let the UK government "document everything we do online". It's no wonder, because it basically does.
However, the budget crises of post war cutbacks combined with the passage of a law in 1927 making radio communications intercept illegal in America, brought the code and cipher effort nearly to a halt. To save the effort from extinction, in April 1929, the Secretary of War directed "That the Signal Corps be charged with the duties pertaining to the solution of enemy codes and ciphers and the detection of secret inks in War