By Graham Vanbergen: Reuters reports that:
Britain has been undergoing a subtle but alarming shift towards
criminalising peaceful protest and free expression, said a U.N. report
on Monday that likened it to a “Big Brother” state of surveillance and
I’ve been saying this for a few years now. Now the United
Nations have confirmed the trajectory of Britain’s surveillance state.
They simply haven’t gone far enough though. They are being diplomatic,
The report was highly critical of Britain’s surveillance
state and especially of Theresa May, who in her capacity as Home
Secretary pushed through many pieces of legislation that makes up
today’s current rather confusing domestic spying puzzle. Unfortunately,
it also failed to fully point out that there simply is no privacy
whatsoever in Britain and that our online security has been fully
compromised by the actions of the government leaving everyone open to
hackers and cyber-criminals.
However, the report does make some valid points when it
comes to matters of national security. No reference to the Manchester
bombing was made as the report was dated two days before.