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(not satire – it’s the UK today)

I’ve written before about how woeful the state of civil liberties is in the UK.

This simple chart also illustrates how bad it’s got:


And now we see a member of the public is facing jail time for calling a Tory MP a coward:

Brighton man faces jail for calling Hove MP Mike Weatherley ‘coward’

And this is what happens when try to photograph or video a police officer in the UK:

Arrested for filming police officers – video

As opposed to when you try to do it in Sweden:

What happens When You Try To Film The Police Is Sweden

I rest my case.


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If you tried the Turkish ‘standing’ protest in the UK – you’d be arrested for obstruction

Labour Should Be The Party of Civil Liberties

This is what you get when you dare to question a tabloid journalist in the UK

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The government’s allowing our water, gas and electricity to be sold to the Chinese and no-one seems to be noticing

Guess which country’s security services are monitoring Skype more than any other in the world

It was the police – not the BBC – who wrongly named Lord McAlpine in abuse allegations

Are McAlpine’s lawyers breaking the solicitors’ code of practice?

Police raid activist’s home for ‘criminal’ posts on Facebook. China? No – Wales


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