Brown: shirty measures to safeguard liberty

Gordon Brown thinks a more authoritarian, intrusive, centralised state affords its citizens greater liberty.

Gordon Brown has defended the use of CCTV, ID cards and the DNA database – saying they protect civil liberties.

In a speech to the IPPR think tank, the prime minister said they helped ensure people’s right to live free from crime.

…In his speech Mr Brown said it was time to write a “new chapter” in Britain’s history which would both protect citizens’ security and individual liberties.

(from the BBC report on the speech)

STOP PRESS: Downing Street plans to send a research team to the moon on a factfinding mission into the possibility of securing the longterm sustainability of the British cheese industry through interstellar expansion. Now that’s thinking outside the political box, baby!

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