Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties?

Submitted by denny on Sat 17 Oct 2009

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They couldn't do worse than Labour  <-> 9%63 votes
Of course they'll be worse, they're the Tories  <-> 18%130 votes
They're all as bad as each other  <-> 71%494 votes
Total 690 votes

 

Re: Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties
Posted by Anonymous (149.254.xx.xx) on Thu 26 May 2011 at 12:04
You could really phrase the choices with a little less bias
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Re: Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties
Posted by Anonymous (78.86.xx.xx) on Mon 27 Jun 2011 at 20:56
Given that both leading parties are, in essence, ultimately manipulated and controlled at the top by elitist malthusian illuminati hiding in the shadows, we are seeing civil liberties being eroded as a continued agenda following the exit of labour.

Re: Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties
Posted by Armyofthedivine (87.115.xx.xx) on Wed 28 Nov 2012 at 20:18 [ Send Message ]
Divide and conquer is the order of the day!
It always seems to be that way, to marginalize societies,organisations, groups,individuals by asserting malevolence and subversion.
Nothing must be allowed to upset the imbalance!

Re: Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties
Posted by deaghlan (80.42.xx.xx) on Fri 30 Dec 2016 at 10:00 [ Send Message ]
You only have to look at the crimes against your liberties committed under the Thatcher years, unions were attacked, the rights to protest were attacked even with whom you chose to have sex with and the promoting of homosexuality was attacked. We live in a world today that is worried about someone being offended. There are laws that protect the guilty and persecute those that speak out. We live in a world that will ignore rape and child abuse as it may upset a different culture, as civil liberties are eroded and gags are forced into our mouths we become angrier and divided until it is too late. With no pressure release, things will explode. Today many people feel disenfranchised and due to restrictive laws they are not organised into a uniformed voice, the divide and rule are the order of the day. For many people, once they see the illuminate buzz word they switch off as it runs away with the Rothschilds of the world and secret sects as well as aliens and conspiracy, I as soon as I see such I ignore the rest. The internet the last bastion of free speech is being attacked and censored more and more. so yes I do think it can only become worse.

Re: Do you think a Conservative government will be good for civil liberties
Posted by Visual_Artist (91.125.xx.xx) on Sat 7 Apr 2018 at 02:45 [ Send Message ]
"The internet the last bastion of free speech is being attacked and censored more and more. so yes I do think it can only become worse."

Well, it is certainly looking like it is going that way!:

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/vint-cerf-internet-free-speech-cen sorship-fake-news
6 Jan 2018
The internet and the world wide web have lowered the barriers to broadcast communication to nearly zero. In the past, you had to have a broadcast licence and a lot of money to run a television station, a radio station, a newspaper or a magazine-publishing operation that would reach a large audience. Today, you only need a smartphone and an account on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or a similar social medium.
The empowerment of individuals has been nothing short of exhilarating - but now we are starting to see the consequences. Freedom to speak has never been more available, but in the resulting babel, truth is obscured by manufactured falsehoods, misrepresentations, fake news, alternative facts and a medley of other phenomena. In 2018 we will see a significant reaction to these side-effects and will grasp the nettle of how to balance free speech with an open internet.....................

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/aug/28/daily-stormer- alt-right-cloudflare-breitbart
28 Aug 2017
The far right is losing its ability to speak freely online. Should the left defend it?
Free speech was the left’s rally cry. But the fate of the Daily Stormer, a hate site ‘kicked off the internet’, signals the increasing irrelevance of the first amendment....

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/feb/22/etiquette-g uide-to-speaking-out
22 Feb 2014

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/26/free-speech -bigots-no-platform
26 Feb 2018
Free speech matters, and the people worried about it aren’t all bigots
What an irony that free speech should have become a difficult thing to discuss. But it has. For parts of the left, the very slogan “free speech” has become a red rag.
So I’ve been thinking about why feelings got quite so intense on the free speech question. In some ways, paradoxically, it could be because speech is freer than ever, with Twitter offering everybody an equal chance to publish bucketloads of abuse about everybody else. Very often that abuse is misogynist and racist. But those who get jumped on as transphobic, racist or sexist can feel affronted too – and like they have run up against the limits of free expression...............