Saturday, February 24, 2007

EU moving towards Big Brother?

I'm very alarmed by the recent news that Europe is shifting towards a more authoritarian position. There are plans to share DNA databases between members and several other issues such as sharing travel and banking information with the US which are currently in the media.

It seems to me that should the EU's values be corrupted and it decide to pursue dictatorial, intrusive policies in the name of terrorism, then individual member states will be permanently unable to defend the privacy of their citizens.

Obviously the UK is partly to blame for the emergence of such tyrannical policies in the first place and will no doubt pressurize other members to follow a similar line. I hope that member states have the courage to stand up for their privacy and freedom. If not, then 1984 will have got another step closer.

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