So when should we start worrying about our ‘Civil Liberties’?
The answer is off necessity at all times. If we as a nation are not careful then we lose our civil liberties; in the past, we have had police confiscating cameras and phones being used to cover demonstrations under the guise of ‘national security’, which was proved to be a falsehood. We have had people through the guise of rendition locked up without trial, and again later release and compensation paid.
In February 2009, Tracy McVeigh reported on a number of sold-out conferences which were about
‘The government and the courts are collaborating in shaving away freedoms and pushing Britain to the brink of becoming a “database” police state’
Have things changed and improved? That is for each of us to judge, but we need to realise it is our individual responsibility to monitor the government and hold them accountable, and that we do this be turning out to elections.