Lessons from history – glynismillward189

I read [an] article by Michael Streich and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between Nazi Germany and the current tory government, writes Glynis Millward.

Today, Theresa May announced her desire to bring in draconian measures in the shape of the new counter terrorism and security bill, on the grounds that there have been many, many instances of terrorism.

She has failed to provide any proof of this of course.

You can read more about the new bill here :- http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/nov/24/counter-terrorism-security-bill-proposals-pitfalls

The BBC reports that police have been giving out flyers to members of the public to encourage the public to be their “eyes and ears” on the ground and to report any suspicions about possible terrorists.

That worries me… encouraging members of the public to report their neighbours on nothing more than a suspicion. So people with a grudge against their neighbours can basically have a free rein to make up any old nonsense.

And won’t this law be discriminatory against migrants who live and work in our communities such as those from Iraq, Pakistan, Africa and Turkey.

The same thing happened in the 80’s with the “suss” laws which led to a disproportionate number of young black men being stopped and searched by the police.

This ultimately led to the St Pauls and Broadwater Farm riots.

To read the Streich article, please visit glynismillward189.

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4 thoughts on “Lessons from history – glynismillward189

  1. Thomas M

    Are there dangerous jihadis out there in the UK? Certainly. But I think this government is deliberately overstating the danger from them to justify clamping down on civil liberties. Jihadis can be fought without taking everyone’s freedom away.

  2. Jeffery Davies

    Here we go again they are all at it seems a party of well I dont have to say
    may wants every one looking at each other just like that whot happened in germany
    greyling now heres another dangerous man took away justice for the poor man I wonder were else this was done
    then we have ids with mc bay telling all disabled they fit to work yes working for the jesus ministry
    then we have the masters of it all cams and George
    fiddling their figures and making it look rosie for those who cant smell
    yes it sounds very much like germany ops whose that
    knocking at my door brown shirted people oh eck

  3. Maria

    Its’ all a bit 1984 to me, And quite frankly the Tory government are using it as an handbook of how to run a government.

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