Something Feral

Digging up the flower-beds.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Imperial Privilege

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.
The very discussion of such a law being enacted should be a subject of international embarrassment for the country that birthed the Magna Carta.

You've come a long way, baby.


MikeT said...

Britain prevails (as the illiberal laughing stock of the Western world)!

Triton said...

Those people are nuts. No wonder my ancestors left.

Something Feral said...

It seems to me that they set themselves up for this idiocy...

Britain pre-fails!

Anonymous said...

Good evening, London. Allow me first to apologize for this interruption. I do, like many of you, appreciate the comforts of every day routine- the security of the familiar, the tranquility of repetition. I enjoy them as much as any bloke. But in the spirit of commemoration, thereby those important events of the past usually associated with someone's death or the end of some awful bloody struggle, a celebration of a nice holiday, I thought we could mark this November the 5th, a day that is sadly no longer remembered, by taking some time out of our daily lives to sit down and have a little chat. There are of course those who do not want us to speak. I suspect even now, orders are being shouted into telephones, and men with guns will soon be on their way. Why? Because while the truncheon may be used in lieu of conversation, words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth. And the truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn't there?