The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has outlined the police’s role in advising what the public should say or think in private phone calls, texts, emails and social networks.
Everyone’s Guilty Now
“You may be surfing the internet, and you will see a message pop up advising you to click on another link instead of the one you were about to click, or you could be talking to a friend, and a voice will suddenly come on telling you how to respond to your friend’s question. These are just some of the little additions to enhance your lives and also to protect you from harm. That’s why we’re doing this, and you, as the taxpayer, will also be ordered to pay £1.9 billion for the privilege of being spied on,” Police Commissioner, Brent Daly, said today at a conference near parliament.
The proposal to give further powers to spy on websites, e-mails and texts, which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds a year, have been dubbed a “snooper’s charter”.
Anything You Do Say May, and Will, Be Given in Evidence
Every aspect of the public’s lives will be analysed and recorded with state of the art computerised systems.
“We’ve already got masses of information about you all already, and this is merely the next step, where we’ll advise you on how to live your lives and act. Your thoughts will be monitored at all times, and remember if you disobey our orders, you could get a little knock on the door one night and never see your home or family again,” the laughing Police Commissioner added, just before being driven away from the conference hall in Westminster.
The UK has the most CCTV surveillance and listening devices per capita in the world.