Government sneaks new laws during recess

The old
NuLabour trick of “burying the bad news” in a flurry of announcements
which overwhelm the limited analytical resources of the mainstream
media and the opposition political parties, is a practice which seems
to be continuing under the supposedly “more accountable” style of
government under the micro-meddling Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

There are no legitimate reasons for these Statutory Instruments,
which cover several areas of interest to Spy Blog, to have all been
published together just before the unusually long Parliamentary summer recess.

This Secondary Legislation, over which there has been little or no
public debate, represents another Great Leap Forward into into a
Surveillance Police Nanny State:

on and Retention of Communications Traffic Data i.e. mobile phone
location data, itemised telephone bills, subscriber details etc., even
if you are innocent of any crime:

Government access to encryption keys or de-crypted data:

The sneaking in of ID Cards and National Identity Register database sharing
Secondary Legislation has started, under the guise of “Passports”.
Commercial credit reference agencies look set to make a mint of money
out of the scheme:

More anti-terrorism Secondary Legislation – how much more complicated and incompressible can it get ?

This bans a couple of obscure groups i.e.”Jammat-ul Mujahideen Bangladesh” and “Tehrik Nefaz-e Shari'at Muhammadi.”

However, there is Still No Ban on the Taliban in
Afghanistan and Pakistan despite all the civilian and British military
casulaties they are causing. Banning the Taliban would allow for the
arrest of the fanatical idiots who raise money and go to Pakistan to
join up with the Taliban to fight against British troops.

Neither is there a ban on any Chechen terrorist groups.

At least this regulation is within the spirit of what Secondary Legislation should be i.e. a simple addition to a list.

The Home Office is not the only “Ministry of Injustice”:

This SI is as long and as complicated as many entire Acts of
Parliament. So much for Gordon Brown's promises to reduce the burden of
bureaucratic red tape on businesses and on individuals – yet another
broken promise.

The controversial Children Database on all children, parents or guardians, instead of just concentrating on those deemed to be “at risk”, is now re-branded as “ContactPoint“:

We are not any safer as a result of these Statutory Instruments, the
burden of bureaucratic red tape has been increased, and some more of
our precious freedoms and liberties have been lost, for no measurable
benefit to the majority of law abiding innocent people:

HatTip SpyBlog

A full list of the dozens of Papers presented or laid upon the Table is listed in Appendix 1 of proceedings on 27th July.

NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.


About IanPJ

Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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