Now that I am retired having been many years a magistrate with a long awareness of the declining freedoms enjoyed by the ordinary citizen and a corresponding fear of the big brother state`s ever increasing encroachment on civil liberties I hope that my personal observations within these general parameters will be of interest to those with an open mind. Having been blogging with this title for many years against the rules of the Ministry of Justice my new found freedom should allow me to be less inhibited in these observations.
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Wednesday, 2 November 2016
CPNs ARE A THIN EDGE TO A THICK WEDGE
This restriction on simple activities with virtually no overall control or appeal system is just another such reduction in a citizen`s liberty. A police officer can order a person to leave his/her home if there is merely a suspicion of domestic abuse within the address. A person, usually a man, with no criminal record can be and has been ordered by police to give 24 hours notice of his intention to have sexual relations.
We observe with dismay the reduction of human rights and freedom of expression in Turkey and Russia especially press and TV yet millionaires with sexual peccadilloes parade themselves as public benefactors when financing a system to restrict free reporting by the press. We read today of a disgraced M.P. currently under investigation by police being elected to a select committee of the House of Commons; not any old select committee but the Commons Justice Committee with Tory M.P.s whipped to vote in his favour. These are but a thin edge to a very thick wedge.
From many angles political decisions are being seen and rightly so to be at best of little benefit to most people and at worst self serving benefits for those who govern. Such is the cause of there being a Trump and a Corbyn, two sides of the same authoritarian coin, within a single voting episode of taking their respective countries to ruin. Where are those honest and courageous enough to speak up?