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Therea May Tries To Justify Big Brother Surveillance

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Home Secretary Theresa May has defended the collection of vast amounts of phone and internet data - as exposed by US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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She told a Parliamentary committee citizens did not give their explicit consent to have their data harvested by the security services.

But there was an "unwritten agreement" that it was needed to "keep us safe".

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Mrs May replied: "I think there is - not a contract entered into - but an unwritten agreement between the individual and the state that the state is going to do everything they can to keep them safe and secure."

No, the state has a duty to protect the individual, particularly as the state removes many means by which individuals could otherwise protect themselves. That is the first duty of the state.

But to pretend there is an 'agreement', written or unwritten, about snoooping and surveillance is arrogant, dangerous nonsense. We were not told about it, never mind agreed to it, though many of us rightly suspected the state was exceeding it's lawful powers before Snowden confirmed it.

This politician is seeking a carte blanche for any level of intrusion if it suits the state.

She is no different to her peers in the former Labour cabinet. Dangerous.

Oh, and if you are reading this, Theresa, F*** You.

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No, the state has a duty to protect the individual, particularly as the state removes many means by which individuals could otherwise protect themselves. That is the first duty of the state.

But to pretend there is an 'agreement', written or unwritten, about snoooping and surveillance is arrogant, dangerous nonsense. We were not told about it, never mind agreed to it, though many of us rightly suspected the state was exceeding it's lawful powers before Snowden confirmed it.

This politician is seeking a carte blanche for any level of intrusion if it suits the state.

She is no different to her peers in the former Labour cabinet. Dangerous.

Oh, and if you are reading this, Theresa, F*** You.

Where is it writ that the State has a duty to do anything?

They give themselves "duties" usually as a reaction, the situation passes, but the "duties" remain.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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