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Terrorism Laws – crows come home to roost?

The misuse of Britain’s hastily conceived anti-terrorism/counter-terrorism laws and security regimes is now affecting society as a whole…  “BBC Uses Anti-Terror Spy Powers to Track Down People Who Haven’t Paid Their License Fee”. Scriptonite Daily website, 22nd October 2014. The Sun has made an official complaint about the Metropolitan police’s use of anti-terror laws to…

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WoT and the deeper malaise

                    John Naughton in the Observer, 29 December 2013:”…The ‘war’ on terror is …a rhetorical device aimed at engineering consent for a particular political strategy. But it was enough to provide legislative cover for the acquisition by the US intelligence-gathering agencies of warlike powers, which included…