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I have a chapter in this book which I'm told is now available to buy.

"Big Brother Watch: The state of civil liberties in Britain"

Author(s): Alex Deane (Ed)

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-1-84954-044-5

Publication date: 29/11/2010

Price: £9.99

We now live in a state that takes a disturbingly close interest in our everyday lives. The government enjoys an array of powers over individual freedoms unprecedented in a democratic nation and inconceivable to our forebears.


Britain has the largest DNA database per capita in the world, more CCTV cameras than any other country, an Intercept Modernisation Programme to record details of everyone’s phone calls and emails, Stop-and-Search powers under the Terrorism Act and even data chips in bins to monitor our rubbish.
Big Brother Watch charts the encroachment of a surveillance culture and the erosion of civil liberties in the UK. The aim of its expert contributors is to highlight the increasingly illiberal nature of life in modern Britain, and the terrible consequences this could have for us all.

Contributors include: Josie Appleton // Tony Benn // Luca Bolognini // Stephen Booth // Simon Davies // David Davis // Alex Deane // Terri Dowty // Damian Green // David Green // Daniel Hamilton // Michael Harris // Guy Herbert // Francis Hoar // Martin Howe // Julian Huppert // Philip Johnston // Dominique Lazanski // Mark Littlewood // Leo Mckinstry // Stefano Mele Brian Monteith // Jesse Norman // Pietro Paganini // Dominic Raab // Simon Richards // Jason Smith // Harry Snook // Toby Stevens.

Big Brother Watch brings together a collection of essays by experts in fields affected by the increasingly authoritarian nature of British culture – in a country so illiberal it’s almost as if normal life is becoming unlawful.

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