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Big Brother Britain is on its way

  1. CMHypno profile image87
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    Now they are proposing that our ever so efficient politicians and other government agencies should be able to snoop into who we are contacting at any time, by recording all our emails, Skype conversations and social network messaging on a database.

    1) Total hypocrisy as both the Tories and Lib Dems opposed this when it was proposed by Labour in 2006

    2) Guess what?  Most UK citizens are not terrorists or criminals!

    3) How long do you think it will take for some civil servant to lose all the information on a station one Friday night?

  2. edmob1 profile image61
    edmob1posted 4 years ago

    I am at a lose with pooliticians these days and this is just one reason why.Both parties were vociferous in 2006 when the goverment of the day proposed such a measure.
    Only good thing is it cant be lost by a civil servant as they want the ISP's to keep the info the cost will no doubt be passed on to us the user's.

  3. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Hah! If they ever see me as suspicious and follow up my FB chat, they will find a lot of it is in Welsh, as I use FB as a medium in which to practice using Welsh. That means they will have to pay a translator to translate the drivel into English, which will help someone trying to earn a living in Wales most likely. Bring it on! smile

    1. CMHypno profile image87
      CMHypnoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And I'll have to start writing in drunk more often lol!  But maybe you can get a job translating your own emails and FB posts WA?

  4. innersmiff profile image79
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    I think the time to get off our backsides and do something about our criminal governments is now.

  5. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Don't know if anybody is interested in this, or has already signed, but here is the link to the 38 degrees petition opposing the plan.

    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/stop-the-snooping-plan

    1. innersmiff profile image79
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thumbs up

  6. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Don't know about you, Innersmith, but I'm sick of successive govermnments obsession with voyerism. As CMhypno eloquently puts it, we're not terrorists or criminals, so why the hell should we tolerate this form of intrusion into our private lives.

    1. innersmiff profile image79
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The way I see it, it is not okay to punish the entire population for a minority's sins. Even if you have "nothing to hide", there must be a point where government intrusion into your private life is unacceptable. We should all be outraged at this.

  7. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    We need a revised version of the email that was suggested the last time this was spoken about. It went along the lines of "as I passed by the Bush outside the White House I saw a bin laden with plastic, explosive was I to see such devastation etc etc", or something like that.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yep, we also need to put up the same kind of fight as we did in 2006, when this was last suggested.We beat them then...

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Do you really think this lot will take any notice of what people want?

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ordinarily, no. However, they do have a reputation for caving under pressure. And, let's face it, they are not in a very good place right now.

          1. John Holden profile image60
            John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Hm, didn't stop them blasting through the NHS in the face of almost universal opposition though did it?

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              No, but let's face it, that was about their personal profits and those of their cronies. I think, Cam the scam will have a Thatcher resignation moment sometime soon. I believe a man named Rupert may have pictures of him. What might happen then, though. Election, or another unelected slob?

              1. John Holden profile image60
                John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I hope and I pray that he does, and please make it sooner rather than later, while there is still a bit left.
                But then we'll probably get just another unelected slob.

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                  Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Same old, same old. We have to keep opposing them, though.

                  1. John Holden profile image60
                    John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Yup, I just get so weary though sad

  8. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago

    Just seen the headlines from the Independent, BBC press preview. "Government forced to reign in snooping plan" Don't have details as yet.

  9. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    Total sideline, but Tony Benn is 87 today.

    I saw him last Thursday in a double act with Roy Bailey. Benn spoke and Bailey sang about class and other struggles in Britain over the ages. They were wonderful, and it was wonderful to see the standing ovation Benn received as he walked onto the stage. This was in Bristol, where they still remember his magnificent work as their MP.

    If only Benn had won the Labour leadership election when he stood, I think Britain would be a totally different place now, regardless of which party would be in power. With Benn at the helm, Labour would have returned to its roots and offered a true alternative, which would have stood them well whether in government or in opposition.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Here, here. I have nothing but admiration for Tony Benn. One of the few politicians of integrity. I also think John Smith, had he lived, would have done a great job. Shame that the decent Labour politicians never made number 10. Still, despite his age, Tony Benn is very active and considered by many to be a heavyweight. Although controversial, and disliked by many with the Labour party, I feel that George Galloway stands for the same values as Tony Benn, and therefore, it's good news that he has taken Bradford west.

  10. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    Wasn't it of Tony Benn that they said "the best prime minister we never had"?

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I thought it was George Galloway that said of Kaufman "the best foreign secretary we never had" However, I'm rubbish when it comes to quotes. smile

 
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