Jeff Hoon Takes Political Lessons From Lois Griffin

In a recent debate on Newsnight Transport Seceratary Geoff Hoon admitted that he was willing to go a long way in curtailing peoples civil liberties in order to fight ‘terrorism’. This despite the fact that terrorist attacks in this country over the last ten years have been comparitively few and far between.

Truth be told is that the new plans which were being discussed are not part of the fight against ‘terror’ but just a further step down the path towards a society of totla surveillance.

The plans in question are to allow the security services to moniter e-mails and other forms of electronic communication with impunity. Mr Hoon said during the debate that

“If they are going to use the internet to communicate with each other and we don’t have the power to deal with that, then you are giving a licence to terrorists to kill people.”

By simply extending that logic it is obvious that since terrorists use money then the security services need to be able to monitor all our financial transactions, since they also live in houses then all our houses need to be surveilled.

The full story can be found here and we can see where Mr Hoon gets his debating style from below.


Posted on October 21, 2008, in Bastards, Fascists, Politics, Science and Technology and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. The news that the government now wants to track our mobile phone calls, texts, emails and internet browsing habits has got me enraged. For the past 11 years, this government has sought more and more control over its citizens, from installing 4.2m CCTV cameras, to the suggestion that we must respond to more and more intrusive questions when they complete the next census. It has simply got to stop.

    On this occasion, I have done something about it, in my own small way. I have written an article outlining what the government is seeking to do and my views. But, I have also produced a ‘draft’ letter that can be personalised and sent to local MP’s. I am urging other likeminded people to reproduce the article, to include their own comments, after all, not everyone will agree with all my comments and then publicise it. Maybe we can start a programme where people start to bombard their MP’s with a demand that they do not support the latest data communication bill. The link is here if you would are to take a look.

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