There have been two news items in the UK today that must surely have everyone either rolling their eyes in the air, or laughing down their sleeves, as to say that we’ve seen it all before is itself a bit of a cliche.
News Item Number One
“GCHQ is not developing technology to enable the monitoring of all internet use and phone calls in Britain, or to target everyone in the UK.
Similarly, GCHQ has no ambitions, expectations or plans for a database or databases to store centrally all communications data in Britain.
The new technology that GCHQ is developing is designed to work under the existing legal framework.” – GCHQ statement
News Item Number Two
Harman: ‘I don’t want to be PM’ – “I don’t want to be prime minister and I don’t want to be leader of the party. It’s simply not true and under no circumstances would I want to be a candidate.”
Now Let’s Vote!
Do you think?
- Both statements are true?
- One or other statement is true?
- Neither statement is true?
If you answered 1 or 2, I don’t believe you or you are extremely young or gullible.
It’s going to be fun watching this awkward squirming moment in history pan out….
As an aside: I wonder if Harriet, if it all ends up as it appears, will use some of her experience gained as legal officer for The National Council for Civil Liberties (now Liberty), to roll back some of the draconian measures that have been implemented by the government that she’s been part of and voted with at almost every moment?