The British State enters the pornography business, in public

David Davis

There really is not a lot to add constructively to this. You may not of course view, let alone possess, images of your daughter’s or your 17-year-old wife’s private parts, although nobody will change your daughter’s nappies except you (and you even as a parent will have to get a Blauschein, and soon, so to do. It’s the logical extension of existing “laws.”)

But various people may view the said images, which they will forcibly obtain at airports, for your own safety of course.

What’s a “ghost parking ticket”?

David Davis

I wonder when the time will come, when “motorists”, which is to say almost every adult, will lose patience with creeping imprisonment in Britain today?

A time when all CCTV installations in public places beocme fair game for destruction?

A time when “parking attendants” are followed home, and their houses smeared with the word “Paediatrician” in the night, their children are refused invites to other’s parties?

A time when, if one simply worked in something as harmless as a doctor’s surgery reception, one will be permanently stigmatised and ostracised?

Or when the Municipal “Co-Ordinating-Co-Ordinator of Council-Tax-Payer-Service-Delivery-Enhancement-Services” (the fellow responsible for administering all the Borough’s CCTV activities) is hauled out of his car at traffic lights and kicked to death in front of his children?

I am not a violet man: far from it. I recoil from confrontation, and would “walk away from trouble”, really. Nothing to see here, move along. But I wonder about the pent-up level of anger and irritation that I would hope to suspect is building in the hearts of my fellow-citizens.

Perhaps it’s not, at all, and we are truly lost.

To stop them getting in…or us getting out?

David Davis

BAe Systems (I thought it was on OUR side?) is developing UAVs (drones) to “patrol the coastline”, to deal with “smuggling” and “illegal immigrants”. Never thought I would hear the term “Police Aviation” used seriously and without irony.

Does not sound very libertarian to me.

If you have nothing to hide...

...then you have nothing to fear...

As the man said once… “very interrrrresting” …


What the British State DNA database is for

Michael Winning

(Not too many tupos I hope,)

This article may disappear. No really. Apparently it’s done so once already* and may do again. Legiron who Ive just found has posted thispiece here, which tells of a woman, a lawyer in fact, who now can’t get a job as she’s “on the DNA database”. Just that it seems. She lost an employment opportunity (with the State no less, but wait till tesco and others get on the roller) because of a wrong accuastion, and even about something trivial.

So what’s in store then for those accused – also wrongly – of worse things like British-State-thoughtcrimes? They wont’t even get shelf-fillers’ jobs in Asda or Kwiksave – let alone Waitrose!

So this is what it’s for – and there are 6 million people on it nearly, the Police sure have not been idle, all those swabs to take by force, eh? Need personpower for that, you do!

*Someone called Longrider has got a link to the piece too.

Might as well quote this from Longriderer:-

Update: The Economic Voice has more.

This effectively creates a new class of criminal, the ‘guilty innocents’. We used to have a system where you were either guilty or you were innocent. Now you can be left in limbo for 6 years. Remember also that the government’s original plans, but for the intervention of the EU, was for indefinite holding of DNA! Food for thought.

Had she not been going for a job that requires police background clearances she may well never have realised the repercussions of these new rules. Most people will just dismiss this as an isolated case to be ignored, but it could easily happen to anyone by just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Just because it may happen infrequently doesn’t make it right.

Quite. Remember, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.

But to cheer yous all up I’ve found this:-

What is to be done?

David Davis

I was contemplating an essay about the increasing intrusiveness of State surveillance of individuals the world over, and the increasing restriction of their thoughts and writings. But then, checking in my informal way before typing, I looked about me and it seems The Cautionary Revelation has been thinking along the same lines.

Our problem as libertarians in particular is that we eschew force and coercion, based on our beliefs in Natural Rights. This is fine and quite correct of us, and honest: and it is academically consistent with a philosophy of individual liberty under a minimal Common Law. However, we have in the end to ask where we not only hold self-congratulatory conferences, and not only continue to publish learned pamphlets about why liberty is really fairly astonishingly good at sorting out everything under the sun, and begin to ask:

“What is to be done about these GramscoFabiaNazis, who have always been, if you read the subtexts, cheerfully and openly honest and frank about what they have always intended?