If the UK is not a failed state it seems well on the way to a fascist one, now that the Lords has voted down amendments that would disallow the Electoral Commission to be supervised by a government minister – a scheme that the Electoral Commission itself argued against.
Photographic identity is to be compulsory when voting despite there being no evidence of any voter impersonation or identity problem and the system is likely to cost £18million a year (how are they going to pay for it?)
The result is that it will allow the possibilty of political interference in the regulation of UK elections…
The Policing and Crime Bill has received Royal Assent and with it goes our freedom to protest peacefully as we might wish along with yet a further erosion of our democracy. A very dark day for UK civil liberties.
And if these measure look like fascist methodology that’s simply because they are.