[email protected]: Vince Cable on the surveillance state

Vince Cable’s latest column for the Mail on Sunday is out and this time it’s about civil liberties:

A quarter of a century has passed since 1984, the titular year of George Orwell’s novel which described a world constantly spied upon by an all-powerful dictator, the fearsome Big Brother.

It never happened. Orwell’s nightmarish vision was realised, for a while, in communist Eastern Europe but the Stasi and similar agencies have now gone.

And yet in a quiet, insidious way our own democratic society is producing a surveillance state that Big Brother would have been proud to call his own.

You can read the full piece here.

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