Taking Liberties – a matter of style

I’m going away for the weekend but I don’t see why y’all should rest easy on that account. Here, my dears, is a trailer for a film on limited release, but it is a film that everyone in the UK should see.

 

This isn’t Eric Blair’s 1984, this is Tony Blair’s 2007. It’s here and now.

1984

 

 

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2 responses to “Taking Liberties – a matter of style

  1. Aphra, as I suspect you know, a lot of these things were happening in the UK a long time ago. The one judge courts (think Diplock Courts: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diplock_courts) and detention without trial, it’s all been seen before:
    “1971
    August: Internment without trial is introduced. Hundreds of suspected extremists, including the present Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, are rounded up and detained over the next four years.” from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/special_report/1998/northern_ireland/10657.stm

    I don’t hold any brief for the IRA or the Unionist terrorists but it’s not much good having civil liberties, if they are suspended when the going gets tough. I have to say, the UK has form on this.

  2. Oh, nothing new under the sun, Anne. But this time it’s computerised.

    We are frogs, being killed one degree at a time.

    Thanks for dropping by and thanks for commenting.

    Aphra.

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