Daily Archives: February 21, 2003

Let there be Spring!

And then there was sunshine, so we threw open all the sash windows and let the sounds of the city and the gorgeous fresh notting hill gate air rush into the house.

It’s day’s like this that I love, as much as I love winter, cuddled up on the sofa watching the snow fall with the fire glowing in the room, I really do love summer, warm t-shirt weather, when I can open all the windows in the house and smell the fresh air, and listen to the sounds of the city all around me.

RIP Civil Liberties.

This is really really bad news, if the government manage to push this one through parliament you can kiss goodbye to just about every civil liberty the UK has for individual privacy. The problem stems from the government not understanding the Internet, they don’t understand the Internet in the slightest, they are a kid playing with a box of matches, and it’s only a matter of time before this entire issue blows up in their face.

If you thought the anti-war march was a big thing, you just wait until the British public find that they’re having Big Brother watch over and keep all their personal information, all their e-mails, all their correspondence, all the websites they visit. Anything you transfer electronically will be open information to anyone in the government that wants it.

Just think: Your Accounts, Your Love Letters, Your Passwords, Everything you could possibly transfer in an electronic form, they’ll be able to keep, they’ll be able to go through it, they’ll be able to dissect every single word you type, and there will be nothing you can do about it. The governments stand on this is “if you have nothing to hide then you needn’t be worried” – but that’s no the point, the point is I don’t want my private life dissected, I don’t want people trying to find trends from the information I send, and I definitely don’t want my information being stored. My information, my writings, my copyrights, my accounts, are *nothing* to do with the fucking wanky arsewipe labour fucking government, and I will not be pushed to one side and not listened to by the elected officials of my country.

If they think they can push through laws that take the civil liberties of this country back into the fucking dark ages they’ve got another thing coming. If they thought the anti-war demonstration was big, they ain’t seen nothing to what the British people will do when every shred of their personal live’s is open to scrutiny by organisations that don’t answer to the public or the law.