7 January 2009

Civic Freedom dying in Britain

In 1985 I finished a short holiday on the Baltic Sea Island of Reugen in the former East Germany. At the station, waiting for the train back to Berlin, I liked the way the sun was falling over the station house and took out my camera. Luckily, there was no CCTV in those days, so all that happened was that a railway official told me that photographing railway installations was forbidden.

Britain is not yet a totalitarian state, but its civic rights and freedoms are dying. Most people won’t either realise or care until they themselves come into conflict with the state (police, courts and prisons). In the meantime, it is necessary that those who believe in freedom to properly document every infringement and highlight it – as you are doing.

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