By Northernscot - It’s been a torrid few weeks for the London Government, which has found itself, trying to deflect gaffs and bad judgement. These attacks now continue against the harassed and out of touch Conservative government, with the uprising against Cameron’s plan to monitor personal e-mails, texts and website activity.
Cameron and his beleaguered government are fending off an enormous backlash from Civil Liberty groups, other Tories, the BNP and by many political commentators in the UK.
Cameron’s plan is guised under the classic words `to deter terrorists’.
We in the British National Party understand that evil people like terrorists and major criminals do need monitoring, that is good practice. However, it would seem that no one will be safe from big brother Cameron’s plans. It is clear that legal law abiding political party’s like the British National Party will be a target to snoop on, simply because we do not agree with the multicultural madness and our anti EU position.
Our Party keeps its actions and activities within the law, which is important. We have already seen activist’s houses raided or members arrested, then to be released with no charge. Our rallies are treated like dangerous events, instead of a legal gathering of law abiding concerned citizens.
It seems quite bizarre, that when Labour tried to push for such ideas, both the Conservatives and Lib Dems campaigned against such. The then shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling said the government had “built a culture of surveillance which goes beyond counter-terrorism and serious crime”.
Influential Tory backbencher David Davis has called the present plans “an unnecessary extension of the ability of the state to snoop on ordinary people”.
The BBC has reported Mr Davis stating that it would represent a “very big widening of powers” which would cause a “lot of resentment”.
It is more than clear to many that these proposals, if they go ahead, would make it much easier for any government to eavesdrop on vast numbers of people. What the government does not seem to understand, is that terrorist and major criminals should not be used to enable a system that will monitor law abiding individuals and groups which do not agree with any status quo within our lands. The proposals may allow monitoring within Great Britain, akin with levels of China and Iran. These proposals offer the greatest threat to civil liberties and freedom of expression ever encountered in our country.
One has to wonder, where does the American interest lay in these proposals and are they possibly influenced by a widening American demands on the British government along with handing over our citizens so easily and un-democratically?
These proposals now are joined by the CIA wanting certain cases in Britain to be heard in semi- secret courts. So just what was Cameron discussing with Obama on his recent trip to the USA?