Saturday, 3 January 2009
STEALING FREEDOM (Dispatches)
Returning to the police state - loss of liberties- surveillance society theme of previous posts, here is political commentator Peter Hitchens taking a look at how the recent avalanche of security legislation has affected the civil liberties of ordinary people in
. The result, Hitchens explains, is that we are sleepwalking into a Big Brother state. Travelling across Britain , Hitchens meets ordinary people who have suffered needlessly because of new legislation and increased police powers. The programme also contains interviews with the Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer, Lord Carlisle, an independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, and Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty.