An extremely disturbing article appears in the Daily Telegraph, one which reports that Broadband providers have voiced alarm over an EU proposal to create a “Great Firewall of Europe” by blocking “illicit” web material at the borders of the bloc.
If enacted this proposal would be censorship, no more no less. What exactly is "illicit" web material and who makes the decision? Taken to the logical conclusion illicit material could comprise a newspaper article or a private blog expressing dissent on any action by the European Commission or the European Union itself.
It is a draconian proposal and one inherent within any totalitarian state whereby the individual freedoms allowed are those dictated by the state. If the people of any nation or state have not agreed, by the normal democratic means of voting, for a proposed course of action it is hypocritical for that state or nation to proclaim its main principles are based on freedom and democracy.
For hundreds of years the United Kingdom has fought for those same principles, ie freedom and democracy. Courtesy of our venal, traitorous, unprincipled politicians it is now obvious that those hundreds of years count for nothing.
On a personal level I have but one hope and that is that I live long enough to spit on those politicans and their political graves!