In the latest of his oppressive attacks on our civil liberties, Tory front man David Cameron has unveiled new plans to control us. Not only will these include the inception of the Data Communications Bill (dubbed the ‘snoopers charter’), which will allow his security services to intercept and review our telecommunications, but also new orders to stop people speaking in public or associating with others.
The notion is that he will be using this new legislation to combat terrorist sects or “poisonous death cults” as he refers to them as. The only problem with that is that the prospective new laws do not extend only to suspects of terrorism, but to society as a whole. This has prompted doubt and speculation over his true motives.
The proposed plans, due to be outlined in the Conservatives’ legislative agenda on 27th May, bear an uncanny resemblance to George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’. The iconic book depicts a society in which privacy and personal liberty are sacrificed in favour of state control. To me it begs the question: what is a bigger threat to our way of life, terrorism or a Tory government?
This chilling statement made by Cameron at the National Security Council this week particularly worried me:
For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’.Advertisement
Come on Dave, these are our rights that martyrs have fought long and hard, lost their freedom and died for. If you think we’re going to lie down and take this on the chin, you’ve got another thing coming. Check your Facebook feeds for upcoming peaceful protests people, but please remember to be sensible.
It may well be the case that, if imposed, these measures will genuinely serve to protect our country from the threat of terrorist ideology. But what will there be left to protect if we have no human rights left?