The revolution won’t be photographed

Britain’s on going march towards a police state continues apace. Saw this article today about the new Counter Terrorism 2008 bill:

So in the future even photographing the police could be an offence. It’s not like anti-terrorism law ever gets applied to non-terrorist activity is it?

This bill will also remove the pesky right of of photographers to refuse to handover film or memory cards when asked by the police:

The police have tried numerous times to force innocent members of the public to incorrectly hand over film or memory cards

With these new powers they could confiscate your film/memory card/camera for anything they can label as “terrorism” (read: anything they don’t like). You couldn’t even take photographic proof of the police’s behaviour because that, too, would be an offence.

Welcome to 1984. Preventing thought crime for your freedom.