Thursday, December 14, 2006

The trappings of tyranny

The position of "Minister of State Security", in charge of coordinating intelligence services and rooting out enemies of the state, is normally associated with tyrannies such as China or the former East Germany. Now the UK wants one. I think this really speaks for itself about the direction Britain is heading in under Blair. All they need now is some black uniforms, and the transformation will be complete.


Gosh it's all getting a bit V for Vendetta isn't it? Perhaps someone should give a dvd copy to each Cabinet Minister for Xmas?

Posted by Span : 12/14/2006 08:40:00 AM

I know the Home Secretary has been the gift that keeps on giving to the Tories and the Liberal Democrats for years but really...

Posted by Craig Ranapia : 12/14/2006 09:48:00 AM

Don't be too hard on Tony, "Homeland Security" has already been taken and he doesn't want to appear to be following the Yanks in any way does he?

Posted by Anonymous : 12/14/2006 11:12:00 AM

Fortunately the rights of ordinary Britons are protected by something far stronger than any law or constitution; the never-ending incompetance of the British state. The British public service excels only in creating bureaucracy, not in actually achieveing anything. That's why the Home Office has pushed through dozens of crime bills under Blair, and nothing's really changed.

Posted by Anonymous : 12/22/2006 02:59:00 AM