Tory MP points out laws broken, gets arrested

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God bless America. Wait, what?

Seriously, welcome to our world right after the 9/11 attacks. At least you don't have someone saying this is all legal under "executive privilege" or the "UK PATRIOT act". I would hope, at least, someone in your country goes "err... no?".
Yeah, it's not like the Britons lack a real, rights-defending constitution, or have a national identity card, or the Defence of the Realm Act 1914, or the Ring of Steel, or the most CCTVs per capita in the world.

Considering recent developments, this statistic is tragic: the United States is still the most free nation in the world.
 

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Seriously, welcome to our world right after the 9/11 attacks. At least you don't have someone saying this is all legal under "executive privilege" or the "UK PATRIOT act". I would hope, at least, someone in your country goes "err... no?".
Yes, there are people saying no. The British courts. The House of Lords. The European Court of Human Rights.

Each time, our Government says "fuck off, we'll do what we want to."
 

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Yeah, it's not like the Britons lack a real, rights-defending constitution, or have a national identity card, or the Defence of the Realm Act 1914, or the Ring of Steel, or the most CCTVs per capita in the world.
So you bring up something which is a mere plan and doesn't exist yet, an emergency act made at the start of WWI, and another thing that was created to counteract a very serious threat at the time (can't argue against the CCTVs, especially in London).

A* for effort, D- for execution.
 

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So you bring up something which is a mere plan and doesn't exist yet, an emergency act made at the start of WWI, and another thing that was created to counteract a very serious threat at the time (can't argue against the CCTVs, especially in London).

A* for effort, D- for execution.
The idea was analogies to the Real ID Act, the Patriot Act, and the border fence/NYC's own Ring of Steel.
 
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