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Every so often, we get the urge to go back to the UK….

… and there’s always something that smacks me up sharp, to make me change my mind….


I guess it would be a mistake then. I’ve always got a camera with me, snapping shots of this and that, buildings, sunsets, clouds, people…. clearly, I’m up to no good. I deserve to have my collar felt.

So, when the civil liberties people banged on and on about the fact that the laws they brought in, to make you feel safe, would eventually be turned on you, nobody wanted to know. Pop Idol was on, or something far more important to distract you from the more serious things going on….

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

They were right. Can’t say I didn’t try to warn you.

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