Warning past due

UK prosecutor warns of ‘security state’:

Centuries of British civil liberties risk being broken by the relentless pressure from the “security state”, the country’s top prosecutor has warned.

Sir Ken MacDonald said the state’s expansion of technology into everyday life to combat terrorism could create a world that future generations “can’t bear”.

In a wide-ranging speech on Monday, the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions appeared to condemn a series of key government policies.

He attacked terrorism proposals — including 42-day detention — identity card plans and the “paraphernalia of paranoia”.

Future generations? Could create?  I’d say you are already well past that point, Sir Ken.  And we are not far behind you.


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