UK economic crisis ends, Tories celebrate by committing £1.8B to spying

The pricetag for the UK "snooper's charter" -- a comprehensive warrantless spying proposal from the government -- is in: "at least £1.8 billion." This is how the coalition fight crime, even as thousands of police take to the streets to protest cuts in front line patrols, and even as private companies are taking over "policing duties" in cities and towns across the nation. What austerity, huh? Nothing's too dear when you're spying on an entire nation's entire digital life.


      1. Only fair, we had a lot of “help” from England getting the bastards in. But you could always try for a proportionally-elected parliament, like a civilised country :)

        I appreciate that might be difficult when the main party in favour of PR committed political suicide by dropping their principles and panties for the sake of a sniff of power. Oh well.

    1. A independent Scotland would be something to see indeed, from my vantage point across the North Sea.

  1. Well if you guys want to post seditious remarks about the government, even after Cory’s just explained this excellent new scheme of theirs, that’s your business. 

  2. It’ll certainly make it easier to borrow everybody’s laptop and mobile phone cameras as CCTVs in case you need to find your kid in the pub!

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