reply to MaynardKrebs
Re: Lawful Access articles - collection Britains government chooses security over liberty with Internet spying plan
In the 2005 movie V for Vendetta (based on the comic book of the same name), the Conservative Party in the U.K. cements its hold on power following a terrorist attack, which turns out to be an inside job. In order to maintain control, the government institutes strict censorship laws and sends secret police known as Fingermen out to patrol streets in surveillance vans that allow them to listen in on the private conversations taking place within peoples homes. Apparently, British Prime Minister David Cameron saw this work as a policy document, rather than dystopian science fiction.
Under the new proposal, the government would have the ability to monitor and track everyones Internet and phone usage, including the web sites people visit and who they communicate with. Although police and intelligence agents would not have the ability to eavesdrop on conversations directly, they would be able to compile data on who they contact and what they do online. [ The Brits must have compared notes with Vic "Babysitter Banger" Toews ]
The Uk cant even afford to help keep children and those in need out of poverty as there is no money available, How are they going to find money for this 3billion pound program?
Same way as it'll be done here - tax cuts for the wealthy, and cutting of useful government services - like Statscan, DFO, CSIS Oversight, etc...