The civil servant who was forced to undergo treatment for leaking government documents outlining plans to criminalize people without trial in Lansley Plays 1, has been released to return home. Unbeknown to her, the flat she rents in an apartment building has been bugged and wired with cameras and microphones by GCHQ staff - who monitor her every move from a remote location.
Once upon a time ... there was a kingdom admired throughout the world as a liberal democracy, in which the exercise of arbitrary power had been consigned to history and the only jeopardy faced by free people was from a legally constituted court. However, rule of the kingdom was quaintly constituted and intrinsically flawed. It had no written constitution and therefore the people remained subjects of the Crown. Immense power was placed in the hands of a small cabal of mendacious ministers. Erudite scholars whisp-ered ‘elected dictatorship’ and ‘tyranny of convenience’ within the sound of silence.
None of this seemed to matter very much to this happy breed in their scepter’d isle - until the information-surveillance complex came to dominate the political-economy. Surveillance-cameras spread across the physical landscape, and databases proliferated throughout Whitehall; as if this has always been the natural way of governance - just waiting for the advent of the Orwellian technol-ogy. Public-sector armies of competing agencies were recruited which, at the highwater mark of Executive power, comprised nearly half of all employment in the kingdom.
How can a kingdom maintain a public-sector which is compara-ble in size to the income-generating private sector? By mortgaging the future of the state to future growth and conquest, perhaps, in the manner of Nazi Germany.
For dictatorships, due process of law by an independent Judic-iary has always been highly inconvenient - and no less so for the elected dictatorship of the United Kingdom. United, perhaps, for not much longer if the Scots rediscover some long abandoned courage and throw off the yoke of a politically-corrupt West-minster, sitting hundreds of miles to the south of their border. It is fashionable now for the BBC to newspeak of ‘the Scottish government’. A government needs a nation to govern. Is there a link between calls for independence and the growing exercise of arbitrary power by the technocratic cabal in London? This could be the subject of an epic film in years to come - Bravehead perhaps - with Robert Downey Jr. playing Alex Salmond.
GCHQ and Sir Lansley Cameron-Clegg is a sequel to Dr N.H Service, Ms Surveillance, and Sir Lansley Burnham-Balls. The Lansley Plays are polemics on the increasing tendency of ministers, since Tony Blair seduced the nation with his sophistry, to regard the law as inconvenient. The historic rights to freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and to a trial by jury of peers, are being quietly eradicated in the UK on the authorization of ministers, to suppress expressions of dissidence, demonstrations, political pro-test and criticism.
Former New Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett stated recently on BBC Radio 4 that as a demagogue, his duty in govern-ment was to exert control over the Judiciary for the sake of the lower social orders whom he claimed to represent. Judiciaries tend to be dominated by people from higher socio-economic groups and it can be argued that they have, historically, defended the vested interests of the rich and powerful; with ‘justice for the poor’ having a low priority. This new take on the old concept of British class-warfare is pure Blairism and a tenet of New Labour political philosophy. Enhance and centralize the power of the Executive to directly influence the Judiciary for the greater good of the proletariat - and the interests of government.
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