Can Europe Force the UK to Respect its ‘Citizens’?

‘Britain’s failure to protect its citizens from secret surveillance on the internet is to be investigated by the European Commission. The move will fuel claims that Britain is sliding towards a Big Brother state and could end with the Government being forced to defend its policy on internet privacy in front of judges in Europe.The legal action is being brought over the use of controversial behavioural advertising services which were tested on BT’s internet customers without their consent’ – Independent 15 April 2009.
Of course, they’re not ‘citizens’ at all, they are subjects of ‘the Crown’. Or subjects of BT (the Bad Trust), perhaps.
But this is all happening as ‘The mobile calls, emails and website visits of every person in Britain will be stored for a year under sweeping new powers which came into force this month’ – also known as bedtime for democracy.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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