In the guise of fighting terrorism and maintaining public order, Tony Blair’s Government has quietly and systematically taken power from Parliament and the British people. The author charts a nine-year assault on civil liberties that reveals the danger of trading freedom for security - and must have Churchill spinning in his grave.
The sad thing is I don’t think there’s a way back from the trends that have been started. Governments are begining to control media at a much deeper level, whatever they might wish you to think. And the person that controls the media, controls the population - because too many of us think what we are told to think. There’s a danger Britain will end up like China within a couple of generations. All in the name of ’security’, which is either a brazen lie or a tragic self-deception. I can’t decide which would be worse, but both anger me greatly.