The National Security State

When I opened this morning’s Guardian I had a fleeting thought that it must be April 1st. But it isn’t. This crazed stampede into ubiquitous surveillance is really scary. The big question now is whether a Tory administration would pull back from this precipice. I’m not holding my breath.

And the lead contractor, BAE Systems, is the company that Tony Blair decided should not be prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office on ‘national security’ grounds.