A European Union directive, which Britain was instrumental in devising, comes into force which will require all internet service providers to retain information on email traffic, visits to web sites and telephone calls made over the internet, for 12 months.
Police and the security services will be able to access the information to combat crime and terrorism.
Will it be used to combat crime and terrorism? No. It will be used to spy upon us and to make our lives more miserable. It will be used to persecute generally law-abiding citizens, and it will be used to extend the powers of the state.
Will it even be used for combatting serious crime?
Hundreds of public bodies and quangos, including local councils, will also be able to access the data to investigate flytipping and other less serious crimes.
Oh. No. What a big, fat fucking surprise.
A Home Office spokesman said: "It is the Government's priority to protect public safety and national security. That is why we are completing the implementation of this directive, which will bring the UK in line with our European counterparts.
Go fuck yourself, you Home Office wanker: you civil service arseholes are the machinery that makes this totalitarian regime possible.
And I have to echo Old Holborn...
We are pathetic cowards and fools. Even on this blog, the word was “don’t riot” or we’ll all be in really big trouble.
WE ARE IN REALLY BIG TROUBLE.
The sooner all of us we realise that we are in the end game, the better.
We are fucked. Not only are we fucked, but we are all walking—sheep-like—into the slaughterhouse.
Wave goodbye to your freedom, you fucking social democrat fuckwits; we know that this is what you wanted, but why did you have to take the rest of us with you?