my piece on 2010,
and all the databases that are coming together to log and track your every
movement, spending, earning, travel and association with others, comes this
piece collated and written by Dodo.
frightening summary needs to be read, printed, circulated and republished. You
tell us what kind of Britain is Brown and the EU building.
Remember that all of this has been done with the collusion and agreement of the
Conservative and Liberal Parties who in the main voted for the legislation
of the principal legislative sources of the erosion of rights and freedoms in Britain becomes cumulatively chilling.
entirely excludes all of the procedural shifts which facilitate the huge expansion of CCTV. I have avoided entering commentary on the shift in the Zeitgeist and the obfuscation which has permitted a general public acceptance (and even support)of such cumulative repression.
commentary can be found with the intelligent use of Search engines. Preferably other than Google if you want to keep your browsing habits untracked.
forget that the information collection for marketing purposes by Corporate institutions, whether Google or Tesco, is a further part of the erosion of the liberty of action with unseen monitoring or intervention.
Abolishes a suspect's right to silence (by permitting Courts and Juries to draw inference from a suspect's refusal to disclose matters to the Police at the time of arrest.
police to break into property and install electronic surveillance.
constable of is can make such authorisations if he believes it will help fight serious crime.
occupier of the property need not be under suspicion of a crime.
The decisions can be taken without a
warrant. (Sections 91 to 108)
facilitation of ASBO's and the conception of causing Harassment,
Alarm. Introduction of Parenting Orders and Curfews on Offenders released on Licence.
AND ASYLUM ACT 1999
matters, facilitating the establishment of Detention Centres.
of “terrorism” close to catch-all..
The government can proscribe
organisations without having to prove that they have committed any offence.
Surveillance and disclosure of Communications largely without warrant.
Authorities able to do so range from any Police Force to include any Local Authority and the FSA.
courts to place banning orders on people, prohibiting them from travelling when
a football match is on, without proving they committed an offence.
police to prevent a person without a banning order from leaving the country if
the police have “reasonable grounds” for believing the person may cause trouble
at a football match.
Health Secretary to authorise disclosure of confidential patient information to
anyone he chooses if he believes it is in the public interest or will improve
government departments and public bodies to disclose confidential information
to police forces for the purposes of investigations of any crime anywhere in
Home Secretary to certify any foreigner as an “international terrorist” if
he/she decides that they are a risk to national security.
is defined as in the Terrorism Act 2000.
Section 29 prevents courts from challenging the detention of foreigners under
sections 21 – 26,.
SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD ACT 2001
authorised by local councils and the Department of Work and Pensions can demand
that banks, credit card companies, utility companies, any company providing
financial services and phone companies hand over any data they think is
necessary for the purposes of preventing or detecting benefit fraud, without a
officials can also demand that telecommunications companies tell them who owns
a particular account, when given only a number or electronic address associated
with the account, again without a warrant.
PROCEEDS OF CRIME ACT 2002
Act, the Criminal Assets Recovery Agency is set up and in Part 5, it is given
the power to seize a person's assets via civil procedures in court.
applies civil proceedings to a dispute between the state and an individual,
with the state as the adjudicator.
thinking behind ASBOS and includes premises closure,
obligations on landlords, parenting orders, dispersal of groups, public
assemblies (the 1986 Public Order definition of an assembly reduced from 20 to 2).
Part 2 –
unratified treaty with USA. No prima facie evidence required
for extraditions from the UK to the USA, but still required for USA to UK extraditions.
Part 1 of
the Act implements the similar European Arrest Warrant extraditions.
There is no
requirement for evidence to be heard before a UK Court.
Also refer to the Home Office website.
the elimination of Juries from complex fraud cases.
Removes “double jeopardy”. Permits hearsay evidence.
CIVIL CONTINGENCIES ACT 2004
any cabinet minister to make “emergency regulations” Emergency regulations may make any provision that can be made by Royal
Prerogative or Act of Parliament…..
of the real shifts towards Enabling Act thinking.
Act, the government can impose “control orders” on anyone they suspect might be
involved in “terrorism-related” activity.
subjected to a control order does not get a trial, is not charged with
anything, and may have the evidence or accusations against them withheld from
them or their lawyers.
is defined as in Section 1 of the Terrorism Act 2000
SERIOUS ORGANISED CRIME AND POLICE ACT 2005
Sets up the
Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
offences, no matter how trivial, are now arrestable, granting powers to obtain DNA, intimate samples, fingerprints and
photographs of those arrested, to be retained on file regardless of whether the
suspect is charged with or convicted of an offence.
discard your cigarette butt.
even a single protestor, must apply at least 24 hours (and more normally 6
days) in advance for a permit to protest within 1km of Parliament, or any other
drafted in terms which would have made this an Enabling Act, the diluted text
with some safeguards introduced remains the second part of Enabling thinking.
Ministers can, with minimal Parliamentary scrutiny, modify and enact
regulations, interpretations, resources targeting and law.
powers tor restrict the rights of immigrants and asylum seekers.
and 57 modify the British Nationality Act (1981) to permit the Home Secretary
to deprive a person of citizenship or the right of abode.
clarification of offences of glorification etc.
Extends detention period.
publicised. Read and weep.
of this and other intrusive measures at the No2ID resource.
There are times when I feel utterly lost, demotivated, by this juggernaut of intervention,
the abuse of an authority with a “reasonable” face.
The perversion of minds continues through misrepresentation, through propaganda,
through an arrogance of rectitude which denies freedom in the name of some
Measures such as these laws were not deemed necessary during the IRA campaign
from 1969 to 1997. Nor, for that matter, during the Second World War of the last century.
How much freedom will you give up for a Government's definition of what it is which
should make you feel secure?
For the Government's actions in the name of "security" do nothing for my personal sense
of security. They act in erosion of that.
Stalinist Brown is now about to neuter his own party, by taking away VOTING
at Party Conference.
Remember Pastor Niemoller.