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Wednesday, 20 August 2008


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It is well known that Britons are leaving the UK in droves and have been for some years.

The latest scheme from the British Government suggests to this writer that the tide may actually increase - people will feel less oppressed in many countries that were perhaps previously thought to be repressive.

The scheme, which is incredibly ambitious, will be in words from this Gizmodo article, "[a] one-stop-shop database [which] will retain details of all calls, texts, emails, instant messenger conversations and websites accessed in the UK for up to two years."

The bill for the taxpayer will be colossal - well into nine figures, and this will be done without an act of parliament.

Democracy in action then, so that's all right isn't it?

I'm glad that I don't live there any more.

Until the next time.

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