This government does not know how to spell “freedom”, let alone understand it.
They now tell us they wish us to fill in details everytime we wish to travel abroad, as if were suddenly all locked into the USSR – or the EUSR as many of my correspondents would have it.
This would, they suggest, allow them to levy their parking fines, unpaid Congestion charges and any drink supplements they get round to imposing after the initial row has delayed it for a bit. They will use the cloak of anti terrorism to justify it, and their over the top anti terror laws. They fail to explain how they will be able to recognise a terrorist when they decide to leave the country when they failed to spot them on the way in, or failed to arrest them whilst they were living here.
This government has done more damage to freedom than any I can remember. They hold a referendum on regional government then ignore its result. They refuse to hold the referendum on Lisbon which they promised. They amalgamate the Revenue and Customs, so all parts of the tax raising bureaucracy can proceed on the basis that your money is theirs until proved otherwise. They impose huge volumes of stifling regulation on everything, then each time something does not work claim it is because there is not enough regulation.