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[FYI] UK: New Labours autoritaere Machtinstinkte


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7 December 1999 

The New York Times, December 7, 1999 

Big Brother Pounces 

By Anthony Lewis 

In a book on a long-running civil conflict, the author briefly 
describes how his government uses surveillance systems to trace 
suspected enemies of the state. He is arrested, charged with a 
serious crime, his house ransacked and papers seized.  

Did this happen in China, or perhaps Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore? No, it 
happened in Tony Blair's Britain. It is an astonishing story, and it 
discloses a dirty little secret: The Blair government has 
authoritarian instincts.  


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