Fight against terror must mean the end of ordinary people’s privacy, says ex-security chief and Lord Ashcrofts “Crimebusters”

In eastern Europe under Communist workers paradise rule the most effective weapon the authorities had was the willingness of citizens to spy and tattle on their neighbours (take the STASI for example). Malevolence and distrust served the rulers to keep absolute control over their populations. Fear and paranoia where wielded when “upstanding” citizens reported “deviant” […]