Welcome to the Tory Vision of Orwellian Britain

by Charlie_East_West on May 13, 2015

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According to media reports, David Cameron is going to tell his National Security Council this as he announces plans to crack down on radicalisation:-

For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach.

Seriously. Yes, seriously.

This is one of the creepiest, scariest things ever uttered by a British Prime Minister. It is like an extract from 1984. Welcome to Orwellian Britain in 2015.

The Tories have been bombarding the media (and supported by the likes of the Daily Mail) with their vision of an intolerant Britain by claiming they best represent “British values”. They are hell bent on destroying civil liberties and freedom of speech by masquerading “values” through restrictions on human rights as a necessary evil to prevent terrorism and radicalisation.

Meanwhile, our Home Secretary, Theresa May was opting out from showcasing decent “British values” by opting out from helping asylum seekers. Humans should endeavour to help other humans. Where they come from is irrelevant. That should be a core British value. The Tories have long forgotten such values.

The Tories are moving towards a quasi-fascist regime where obeying the law will no longer present enough of a criteria to ensure you escape retribution by the authorities. Even if an individual or group is not suspected of committing any crime, they could be hammered by orders preventing them from speaking in public or associating with specific people.

It gets worse – The proposed “snooper’s charter” will give the police the right to read an individual’s private messages, even if they not in any way suspected of any offence.

The Tories are also setting down a series of markers to repeal the Human Rights Act and remove Britain from the European Court of Human Rights.

This might prove to be a bit more messy than they envisaged as it may well land them with huge difficulties surrounding the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland and also the Scotland Act. Already the SNP and the Scottish Government have warned that they would fight tooth and nail over this nasty piece of illiberal legislation.

Cutting to the chase, this is what the Tories want to abolish:-

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Welcome to a chilling Tory vision of 1984 in 2015. The Nasty Party personified.

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indigoboy May 13, 2015 at 11:29 am

” Cutting to the chase, this is what the Tories want to abolish:-”
I acknowledge, it’s a line that does induce hysterical screaming, whilst down the street with your hair on fire,… but,… it isn’t quite true is it? The actual proposal is a British Bill of Rights to replace the aforementioned Human Rights Act. Admittedly, the BBR may turn out to be a ‘crock’, but at least tell it as it is?
That said, our wondrous voting system appears to have shafted us all, in a way that we can barely yet comprehend. And we now seem to have ‘self initiated’, 5 years worth of Ian Duncan Smith,… with NO *off Switch*.? If that doesn’t make you shit your trousers,… nothing will.

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