Mr Farage reminded Britons during a YouTube broadcast on Wednesday that he had warned the government was “taking far too much power” and eroding Britons’ liberties for several months, but that “all of this went a step too far” following Hancock’s “diktat”, saying the health minister had become “completely drunk on his own power”.
“We are fast becoming a police state,” Mr Farage later remarked.
Former Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Sumption had also warned that government ministers’ ability to force through new measures and police expanded powers to enforce it made Britain increasingly look like a “police state”.
This is nothing new. Britain has been a police state since the smoking ban of 1 July 2007. Current plans are simply for the extension of this police state in response to the vastly exaggerated Covid pandemic.
But nobody ever points this out. Not even Nigel Farage or Laurence Fox.
Perhaps a police state was always inevitable once vast amounts of data on everybody started being stored on computer. It became a police state when the state set out to control its own people’s customs. This first applied to smoking, but soon it will apply to everything else – e.g. diet, clothing. religion
Britain will remain a police state until people can once again sit in a pub and drink a pint of beer and smoke a cigarette.