Big Mother takes over helm of UK

Published on Intrepid Report (first in Wayne Madsen Report ), by Wayne Madsen, July 15, 2016.

The “Queen of Surveillance,” UK Home Secretary Theresa May, has assumed the office of prime minister. May is a longtime champion of every form of intrusive surveillance that ever came before her desk at the Home Office. For Britain, what is already the world’s leading high-tech surveillance state will now move closer to George Orwell’s dystopian futuristic Britain, a country he dubbed “Airstrip One.”  

Instead of “Big Brother,” May will become the consummate “Big Mother.” As home secretary, May drastically increased the powers of the Security Service, also known as MI-5, to spy on people in Britain. May has had plenty of time to implement her Orwellian society. Home secretary since 2010, May has served as home secretary longer than any predecessor since the 19th century. As prime minister, May’s zeal to spy will extend to the Secret Intelligence Service, MI-6, and Britain’s NSA counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).

May’s pet project at the Home Office has been the passage of the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers (DRIP) Act, legislation that saw its second reading on the way to final passage in the House of Lords. However, Liberal Democratic lords have demanded changes to the legislation and have slowed its final passage … //

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