Reply to post: Re: Governments don't like to think of themselves as repressive

White House mulls just banning strong end-to-end crypto. Plus: More bad stuff in infosec land

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Re: Governments don't like to think of themselves as repressive

The Miners strike in the 1980's showed that the UK police are surprisingly happy to be the government enforcers.

From various things I've heard, the government at the time were also surprisingly happy to give people who weren't police officers uniforms and batons and let them have a free reign. Lets not start witht he reputation of West Yorkshire plod though; there seem to have been several indiscretions there in that particular decade...

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