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Went to the cinema last week to see “V for Vengance”, which is set in a dystopian near-future United Kingdom. In addition to the police force there is a sinister secret police force called “the fingermen”.

As of April 1st (the joke is only on us) we now have the proto-fingermen in the form of SOCA (the serious and organised crime agency). With the stroke of a ministers’ pen, thousands of Excise officers are now policemen – but with far wider powers than the police. They don’t need warrants to enter property or seize items, which is why new labour based SOCA around them – no need for any awkward legislation, just assume the strongest powers of the merged agencies.

Sleep easy,

Big Brother is watching you.

~ by @mmonyte on April 3, 2006.

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