UK now in 6th place

…as a world beating Electronic Police State, down 1 place from last year after having been overtaken by the USA..

A new report shows 51 states and their rankings, with last year’s ranking is shown in parenthesis: 1. North Korea (2); 2. China (1) 3. Belarus (3); 4. Russia (4); 5. United States of America (6); 6. United Kingdom (5).

This appears to be the only area of international life where the UK is holding its ground, to the detriment of its people.

The report makes clear what an Electronic Police State consists of in its definitions:

Pre-emptive State use of electronic technologies to record, organise, search and distribute forensic evidence against its citizens.

The two crucial facts about the information gathered under an electronic police state are these:

1. it is criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial.

2. It is gathered universally (“preventively”) and only later organised for use in prosecutions.

In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every email sent, every Internet site surfed, every post made, every cheque written, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping… are all criminal evidence, and all are held in searchable databases. The individual can be prosecuted whenever the government wishes.

The report also makes clear that none of the categories apply to evidence-gathering by traditional, honest police work (searches only with warrants issued by an independent judge, after sufficient examination of evidence).

You can view the entire report here.

Still think you live in an independent free democratic country? Is this the kind of policing you want? Is this the kind of country you want to bring your children up in?

LIB/LAB/CON – Building the new East Germany right here.


For those who are new to the Electronic Police State Report, we will re-state our definitions:
An electronic police state is characterized by this:
State use of electronic technologies to record, organize, search and
distribute forensic evidence against its citizens.
The two crucial facts about the information gathered under an electronic police state are these:
1. It is criminal evidence, ready for use in a trial.
2. It is gathered universally (“preventively”) and only later organized for use in prosecutions.
In an Electronic Police State, every surveillance camera recording, every email sent, every Internet
site surfed, every post made, every check written, every credit card swipe, every cell phone ping…
are all criminal evidence, and all are held in searchable databases. The individual can be
prosecuted whenever the government wishes.
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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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