Stealing Your Freedom

“Members of this Labour government once spoke out eloquently for civil liberty. That government is now inacting measures from identity cards to restrictions on free speech that are unprecedented in modern times and its’ leader maintains that these new laws are needed to make us all safer.”

Political commentator Peter Hitchens takes a look at how the recent avalanche of security legislation has affected the civil liberties of ordinary people in Britain. The result, Hitchens explains, is that we are sleepwalking into a Big Brother state. Travelling across Britain, Hitchens meets ordinary people who have suffered needlessly because of new legislation and increased police powers. The programme also contains interviews with the Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer, Lord Carlisle, an independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, and Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty. (Excerpt from main website)

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