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The right to privacy: “in a country born on the will to be free, what could be more fundamental than this?”

With news today of yet further alleged intrusion into private citizens’ communications — GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications (Guardian) — here’s how The West Wing anticipated the past week’s furore…

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  • User AvatarNonconformistradical 7th Jul - 10:20pm
    @Glenn "it’s all been a wrongheaded hysterical political fad to combat a virus that is simply not the threat it was made out to be."...
  • User AvatarAlan Jelfs 7th Jul - 9:58pm
    If you want to reduce inequality in education , you need to take the parents out of the picture as much as possible.
  • User AvatarGlenn 7th Jul - 9:38pm
    David Raw I'm not Tim Martin. I just wonder how many job losses, untreated tooth abscesses, crashed businesses, how much social destruction, restrictions on liberty...
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    Please don’t add fuel to this continuing Lib Dem obsession with Nick Clegg and all his works. It’s unhealthy and self-defeating.
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    I see on the Guardian website just now that at least four pubs in England that reopened their doors for the first time on Saturday...
  • User AvatarIan Manning 7th Jul - 7:39pm
    I think this is a good article, in that it provoked debate. I don't like the vindictive tone, and I think by unprompted coming out...