Monday, 10 August 2009
Prodnoses rack up half a million intrusions
It was this Conservative election poster from half a century ago that saw the way things would go under Labour. Today we learn that State prodnoses racked up over 504,000 snoops last year under RIPA. The State is also to go ahead with keeping details of every email and every web site visited by each of us.
A weak and vacillating Parliament infested with third-rate party blow-ins and corrupt narcissists, a judiciary emasculated by European law and a populace not yet angry enough to take direct action has allowed a venal and mercenary civil service and a predatory State to intrude where they have no business and snoop and peek like onanistic perverts behind the curtains of the nation.
A future government should restrict the exercise of these powers to warrants issued by a magistrate. The threat of terrorism cannot cover the activities of some anally retentive jobsworth from the local education department spying on parents making school applications, or some shiny-arsed nonentity chasing litter-droppers, which are the sort of activities many of these intrusions will turn out to be.
Enough is enough. Let's expose the prodnoses - and spit on their shadows.