United Kingdom of Dystopia

I’m an armchair anarchist

No energy to follow through

Whilst the law tells me

What I can and cannot do

I’m an armchair anarchist

Who’s no threat to you

Passively sitting

Awaiting my cue…


But when the law tells me

What I can and cannot think

Then you bulldoze me

Towards the brink

When the law tells me

What I can and cannot say

Then you leave me

With no middle way….


Just did the http://defendfreespeech.org.uk/ extremism test. I’ve proudly scored 80%. To get 100 I’d have to break the law. Funny thing is though, that isn’t seen as compliance enough. Cameron is quoted as saying “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone. It’s often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that’s helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. This Government will conclusively turn the page on this failed approach”.

Oh dear. The opposite of “passive tolerance” looks like active intolerance to me. If that is the rationale and reasoning behind Extremism Disruption Orders then


They better slap one on me

Before I leave my chair

And take a pee.


There is a line. The lack of clarity around an EDO means I don’t know if a line has been crossed. I’m guessing it’s safer to assume so than not.


Welcome to the United Kingdom of Dystopia

I wasn’t expecting Utopia

Just a cornucopia

Diversity in all things

Monocultures are doomed to perish and die.




Snoopers Charter The Investigatory Powers Bill

It’s blackmail plain and simple. We have your information and if you misbehave we will use it against you. You won’t know if we’re looking at you, tracking you or how we’re interpreting the data. We’ve got the drop on you, every one of you, we think you stink, we think you pen and ink..

Fair enough, Theresa May, I’m up for that. If you look at me then I can look at you. Show me every email  you’ve ever sent. Show me what websites you and your staff visit and their complete browsing history. Odds on I can use that information to construct a little story that’ll make you look bad in court. Give me the drop on you, every one of you, because I know you stink, I know you pen and ink. Equality of procedure under the law. The worst I’ve ever done is read a little Bakunin. Can you say the same?

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours..

Read Silkie Carlo of Liberty on Huffington writing about the Investigatory Powers Bill Silkie Carlo