Sunday, September 13, 2015

A tyrannical response

Last night, Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the UK Labour Party with 60% of the vote. British Prime Minister David Cameron's response? Call him a "threat to security":

This language isn't accidental. British Chancellor George Osborne was using two weeks ago as well. What does it mean? Well, we saw last week what the British government does to those it considers "threats to security": murders them without trial via drone-strike. But less directly, its a standing invitation to Britain's spies to spy on and conduct dirty tricks against the opposition and its leader.

There's a name for countries where the government conflates political opposition with threats to security: they're called "tyrannies". And the UK, with its mass-surveillance, extrajudicial executions, and intolerance of political dissent, is now looking awfully like one. UKanians need to take their country back, before it is too late.