ONE could easily be lulled into forgetting that a Briton is free to protest always in his own land. Certainly we’re intimidated into not protesting now, not when the Police rebrand thousands of perfectly lawful protestors as “domestic extremists” and go to such great lengths that the likes of comedian Mark Thomas find themselves on something like this:
There he is, Suspect H, on a list of thousands the state thinks are not to be trusted, even though he’s committed no crime nor likely has come close to doing so.
It’s a list which is held and administered by the Association of Chief Police Officers, a private limited company with no lawful or defined police powers. In marrying the state and private interests against our liberties, you don’t get much more fascistic than that.
I sincerely hope to find myself on the list. What an honour to be dubbed a “domestic extremist” by these totalitarian scum.