Protection of Freedoms Bill? no, no, start again..

The march towards authoritarian rule has been embraced not just by Labour, but undeniably by the Conservative and LibDem leadership.

We have accepted that after 12 years in No.10 Labour are the ones who have undertaken the enactment of over 32,000 new pieces of legislation (more than all the previous parliaments since its inception), 3000+ new criminal offences and forcing through many new and contentious laws which run counter to the rule of law as laid out in our constitutional documents and the Bill of Rights.

I don’t need to compile another list of Liberty lost, I have already done that, which the Convention of Modern Liberty picked up and ran with, (funny how the CML document is now missing) despite that event being a false flag attempt by the establishment to retain control of the Liberty agenda.

Seeing as it was based on a list originally compiled by myself, it’s a good job I kept a copy. abolition_of_freedom

Now match that against the pathetic effort produced by the Coalition in their Protection of Freedoms Bill, and you will be sorely disappointed. It abolishes virtually nothing, merely tidying up, taking off the rough edges and in many cases replacing repealed articles and SI’s with replacement ones with enhanced powers.

These sorry excuses for political leaders disgust me. This Bill addresses virtually none of the public concerns about their loss of liberties, even less of the proposals put forward by the public in Clegg’s sham public consultation.

When we said we wanted repeal, we meant REPEAL not fiddling. They need to start again and this time do it properly.

UPDATE: 16/2/11

My thanks to Sue who advises me that the Government have opened up a website to allow public comment on this Bill, clause by clause. They are calling it the Public Reading stage, which to my mind is a heck of a move forward, but it remains unclear as to whether any of the public comment will either be read or taken notice of by MPs.

Downside to this site is that they are not displaying any of the schedules that go with the Bill, nor will it as far as I can see, be displaying any amendments.

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10 Responses to Protection of Freedoms Bill? no, no, start again..

  1. Sue says:

    I have some reading to do before I comment 🙂

  2. sheila struthers says:

    The most dangerous threats to our freedoms develop quietly behind the scenes, regardless of which colour(s) of politician are “in power” on the stage and don’t get reported in the mainstream media.

    Kenneth Roy, a highly respected old school journalist with his own online publication, has recently highlighted the Scottish surveillance scandal – a joined-up, cradle to grave citizen surveillance and monitoring system which makes ID cards , Contactpoint and the NIR look almost benign.

    Open Democracy commented thus on his latest articles:

    “In this two-part exposé, Kenneth Roy, editor of the Scottish Review, reveals the true nature of the long-awaited ‘privacy principles’ and the back-door introduction of a compulsory ID scheme for Scotland. In both cases, it is the liberties of children that are first on the line. In addition to the intrinsic importance of what happens in Scotland, there are two reasons why everyone across the UK should be alert to warnings of this kind. OurKingdom and openDemocracy played a big role in the 2009 Convention on Modern Liberty. This was a”wake up call” about the dangers of the database state. The evidence it brought together shows that there is a driving state-culture pushing for the penetration of information on citizens and central control of that information, while people are far too complacent and trusting about what this process is, which is being developed with minimal publicity. This is the first reason. Second, from the Poll Tax to the Scottish Consitutional Convention, in both bad ways and good, what happens in Scotland today can impact on what happens in London tomorrow. This is a warning!

    Please heed this warning and read the rest of Kenneth’s excellent articles and other related coverage which I’m collating on this thread:

    http://www.home-education.biz/forum/general-discussion/12948-big-brother-scotland.html

    For some reason, an awful lot of effort and money has been put into painting Scotland as the epitome of privacy friendliness when nothing could be further from the truth. The only thing myself and others can think of is that our Scottish system, with its prize-winning eCare framework, is destined for further rollout.

    • Scotland is now a foreign country. What happens there is of no interest to the people of England.

      • William,

        I am now inclined to agree with you. They have chosen their path, raped the English taxpayers on the way, they now have to stand alone.

        I was once a firm believer in trying to keep the UK as a single unit, no longer, the rot has gone too far.

  3. raymond jones says:

    Sorry, we cannot start again with these same people, it will just be anouther cowardly
    re hash that will need replacement again and again.Till all these long march to slavery supporters are replaced altogether.

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  5. defender says:

    There will be no political solution.
    The union of the UK is broken, our constitution has been buried, our people fractured, our traditions mocked and our culture trashed.
    There is a great reckoning approaching fast. Its time to get out of the middle ground.
    There are those who seek our destruction and those who will not allow it.
    Pick a side. The middle is not a good place to be in any confrontation.

  6. Morningstar says:

    Re: Freedom Bill 2011 (or whatever)

    The thing which concerns me most is the repeals section – nowhere are the repeals listed ! How much of the Bill of rights, Magna Carta et al are going down the swanee in diguise, I have to ask ?

    I fear what these politicians are going to do to our ancient freedoms !

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