The Sun — “One rule for them and a trillion rules for us”

Every eatery in England is now supposed to refuse entry to anyone who doesn’t check in with the NHS app or fill up a form with their name and phone number. However, this rule is not being followed in the cafes and canteens used by MPs. Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch said: “It …

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Assange Extradition Hearing 2020: Day 17

September 30, 2020 Pre-Hearing Day 17 from journalist @jlpassarelli: “Day 17 of the #AssangeHearing, with three days left, open justice has not been done in these proceedings. The Judge blocked 40 political and NGO observers (including @amensty & @RSF_inter) from monitoring the most important #FreeSpeech trial of the century.” And Source

The Sun — One rule for them, a trillion rules for the rest of us.

The Speaker is right to criticise the Government’s creation of hundreds of laws by diktat…. because even parliament is breaching them! One rule for them, a trillion rules for the rest of us. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch said: “It beggars belief that Parliament, where our laws are made, is in breach of …

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Coronavirus Has Created A Crisis Of Over-Policing. Parliament Must Act Now – Before It’s Too Late

Alarm bells started to ring when one police force described themselves as “like kids at Christmas” when given new coronavirus detention powers. In the name of public health, police officers have been handed some of the most draconian and excessive powers in modern history over the past six months. But while policing powers grow by …

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Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 20

Tuesday has been another day on which the testimony focused on the extreme inhumane conditions in which Julian Assange would be kept imprisoned in the USA if extradited. The prosecution’s continued tactic of extraordinary aggression towards witnesses who are patently well informed played less well, and there were distinct signs that Judge Baraitser was becoming …

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Sky News — “Government cannot and should not legislate every part of our lives”

The government has revealed new coronavirus rules and laws. Yet again, the police is being granted more powers to ensure that people follow the emergency measures. Silkie Carlo, Director of Big Brother Watch said: “Yet again, this was imposed without scrutiny from parliament. Where will it end? “Government cannot and should not legislate every part …

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BBC — “Amazon continues to fill the market with invasive, dystopian technologies that solve non-existent problems”

Amazon has just announced a new way of payment: palm recognition. A system that analyzes the vein patterns of the palm. In other words: we’re truly entering into an era of under the skin surveillance. Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch said: “Amazon continues to fill the market with invasive, dystopian technologies that solve …

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The Spectator — What’s the future for civil liberties in Britain? From protests, diktats and MPs’ rebellion to beyond [video]

What’s the future for civil liberties in Britain? From protests, diktats and MPs’ rebellion to beyond. Watch the entire conference here: https://tv.spectator.co.uk/event/civil-liberties-in-a-crisis The post The Spectator — What’s the future for civil liberties in Britain? From protests, diktats and MPs’ rebellion to beyond appeared first on Big Brother Watch. Source