Tag - authoritarianism

Scotland – Holding Wrong Opinions, a Crime

Commentator at the YouTube Platform... Scotland will be full of people itching to grass up their neighbours for having the wrong opinions. That’s what made the Gestapo so effective. Let's hope he's wrong, because Nicola Sturgeon is threatening more lockdown restrictions, and as the frustration rises in the population, there are likely to be more dissenters...

England Set To Extend ‘Police State’ Powers… Staying Safe or Staying Scared?

https://youtu.be/cUotBBbeHCE Defence secretary Ben Wallace has defended plans to extend COVID lockdown powers in England, measures that one former Tory minister has branded "excessive and disproportionate". The government is facing a severe backlash over plans to extend draconian restrictions under the Coronavirus Act for another six months. But speaking on Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Wallace said the government...

Scotland – One of the Authoritarian Outriders in the Western World?

Extracts below from article published on ThinkScotland.org Will Sturgeon’s totalitarian waltz speed up in 2021? by Tom Gallagher THE NICOLA STURGEON of 2021 is no Adolf Hitler. But she is in the vanguard of an attempt to weaken and discredit democracy that is being rolled out across the  world.  Democracy has arguably never been weaker since the German Fuhrer...

Lord Sumption: Only Permanent Lockdown Will Work (That’s The Plan)…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VZkuGj5VcQ Former Supreme Court judge Lord Jonathan Sumption has criticised the government's approach to the coronavirus pandemic, saying it has employed fear as a means to justify its actions. Speaking with talkRADIO's Julia Hartley-Brewer, he warned that Downing Street could hold on to its emergency powers after there is no need for them: "The problem...

Scottish Government dragging its feet on easing lockdown is an abuse of power…

From Spiked Online... Whatever the truth of the threat we face from coronavirus, it is always worth bearing in mind that the way science is understood and used is often determined by the prevailing political and cultural norms. For example, one of the key political trends of the past two decades has been the rise...