UK Liberty coalition – not before time

The forthcoming Convention on Modern Liberty gathering on 28 February will be a …. call to arms, to all parties, to resist the government’s attack on our liberties, rights and privacy. “(from Henry Porter in the Guardian)

Supported by the Guardian, Rowntree Trust,Liberty and Open democracy, a host of people, including well-known lawyers, writers and MPs from all parties, will discuss the way that

the patterns we see in the Coroners and Justice Bill, ID card laws and the Communications Data Bill (which will allow the government to seize and store every text message, email, phone call and internet connection) tell us that our democracy is under serious threat.

Woohoo. At last. Almost brings a tear to my eye to see a disparate range of people coming together to challenge the encroaching authoritarianism of our country.

There are events throughout the UK. Details on modernlibertynet It isn’t cheap to attend these but you can access news on a blog, facebook, twitter, and so on.

7 thoughts on “UK Liberty coalition – not before time

  1. I assume you’re referring to Ben Franklin’s quote:

    “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”

    It has a permanent place on my Facebook quotes list, for what that’s worth. 🙂

    Very much looking forward to this coalition. It’s not before time, and it’s amazing we’ve left it as long as we have.

    It’s pleasing that No2ID is mentioned, though I’m surprised the Open Rights Group isn’t involved? This is right up ORG’s alley.

  2. Really this is good news for learn of Western countries adopting intrusive measures in the names of safety, security and the like. Thanks for sharing this post. It would be great if you could put nice focused post.

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