No weapons of mass destruction
No terrorist attacks.
Just big brother and their made up stories.
I think, no one can be naive enough know to think that all of this 'for your own protection' was anything but spin, hype and nonsense; just a way to create a surveillance society.
Most of the surveillance carried out is for new laws of dubious moral credibility. Laws that in the past when they have reared their 'maintain the status quo heads', have often lead to revolution. The surveillance systems are designed not to protect us, but to protect against revolution.
Each day our liberties erode more, and it becomes clearer that the majority of the human race are destined to live in servitude or imprisoned in slavery. It is happening quite gradually and we are very much like the frog slowly being boiled alive.
If we are to go to revolution, I hope it is a revolution for democracy, one person one vote. No more MPs, no more parliament, every issue voted on by all.
We have the technology to achieve this and still be agile, the country is already setup to deal with things at regional, city, town, even village level.
We could vote what level of tax we wish to pay, vote in police forces, vote them out, vote in doctors, vote in judges. Vote to allow CCTV in some areas, vote to disallow it in other areas. Vote for speed cameras, vote to remove them. Vote to rescind laws, vote to create laws; laws the majority agrees to. Vote for liberty.
The country should be for the people, the populace is knowledgeable enough now, and most grasp the fundamentals of government, perhaps it is time we govern ourselves, and really live in a democracy