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The term police state is a term for a state in which the government exercises rigid and repressive controls over the social, economic and political life of the population, especially by means of a secret police force which operates above the normal constraints found in a liberal democracy. A police state typically exhibits elements of totalitarianism and social control, and there is usually little distinction between the law and the exercise of political power by the executive.
Originally posted by sinthia
The UK isn't a police state yet, and there is little sign of law and order of any type from what I can see. I think that the only hope for the government now is the fabled microchipping notion.
I could count on the fingers of one hand how many times i've seen a copper in my town.
FFS, the government can't even arrange for the recycling of waste effectively, so implying that the UK is a police state is giving them way too much credit.