Stonewalled: ‘UK closer to police state after crackdown on Snowden files’

The British government’s attempts to stem the tide of articles on mass surveillance have gone beyond intimidating the journalist behind the publications. Just a day after Glenn Greenwald’s partner was detained at Heathrow airport, The Guardian’s editor came forward describing how the authorities pressured the newspaper to destroy documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The UK government has reportedly confirmed the move was sanctioned by the Prime Minister himself.

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Frank Later
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I sold that second braincell to someone who needed it more, a poor person who had none, and wrote his name in all caps.

DEADSELLPUNX
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yeah because my user name being in capital letters is the big issue here.

Thevoice86
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Media freedom?? Anyone?? Looks like UK along with US is showing its true fascist face! Time to shed sheep clothes!

Seeker
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They must be stupid because history shows the fascist empires always crumble. They make too many enemies and fight wars on too many fronts. The house of cards always comes crashing down. They are quite literally bankrupt and doing everything in their power to hold onto their flawed economic system as it gets nearer and nearer to its collapse. All of those 0's on their bank statements will turn into one big fat 0.

Frank Later
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I suspect that empires turn fascist after they have already gone beyond the point of no return in their decline. Stalin came into power after a revolution that had already bankrupted Russia; Hitler came into power after a long recession that showed no sign of recovery, and when Bush came into power it was already obvious that the US was going bankrupt. I see fascism as the last spasms of a dying economy.

kleash
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UK is already a police state. Just look at all the useless surveillance cameras they've installed all around the streets.

Gradius2k
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UK = just another fucked up country!

Bob Mackenzie
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The litmus test of freedom in a society is if the people are afraid of the government or is the government afraid of the people. There has been no real freedom in the US for along time now. The people are afraid of the government and have armed themselves with the most amount of weaponry of any state in the world. The country is a police state without a doubt. I hope the UK isn't turning the same way.

RequiemFor America
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? you are the only one upset about not getting the exact quote so i think it behooves you to do your own research

as for your other assumptions, you are simply broadcasting your own braindead assumptions about people on YT

i can see that u are a wanna-be writer who actually believes that he is actually capable of holding a thought inside his head – and who thinks he knows more than he actually knows about the world and the people around him.

u will only succeed in writing fourth rate rags

VxO4fame
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Well it was the base of what the US media does right now. Do i have to remember you of Sigmund Freud(psychologist) or the Pioneer of Public relations and nephew of Freud? Edward bernays? Joseph Goebbels/Hitler used exactly these guys ideas to manipulate the german public. But beside that you are right on.

Frank Later
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Not to forget Lev Bronshtein a.k.a. Leon Trotsky, of whom AH was obviously a secret admirer, and whose ideas form the basis of the neo-con movement and of the classes of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Operation, formerly known as the School of the Americas.

jeffiek
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Even RT falls for the "leaking" scam. It's WHISTLE BLOWING, as Mr. Macfadyen accurately described it.

But that has a positive connotation, whereas "leaking" has a negative connotation. Same act, different frame of reference.

I wonder who would want the Snowden shown in a negative light?

Adam Lafferty
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Weather is mild, what fees? yeah, taxes suck but you get taxed everywhere, the royals suck too. the Queen is a part of the Royal Family so that should count as one. derp.

Samson .Pz
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wut? Cuba and Russia, two of the most famous Communist states in the world, both went straight from facism to communism, and China's demcoracy was not very demcoratic….

TheCobalt100
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Landing fees, airport fees. The weather can be nice; about 4 weeks a year. Otherwise it is cloudy, windy, rainy, chilly, dreary, cold, damp and foggy. Is that mild? Burp!

Adam Lafferty
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From what you've implied, you've never been to England so how would you know any of this? The weather's been hot for the past 3 months, well, at least it has in my city.
Let me guess, you've read about what England is like on the internet? I've never had to pay an airport fee? or a landing fee? What?! have you ever even left your house?

tishi iggins
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We are about to indulge in WW3 which british tolerance has allowed. Enjoy Brits. We are about to get everything we reaped! But when things get bad here is some free porn…xhamster…xxxgonzo…red tube…enjoy 🙂 they will protect you from bad times(as long as the power holds).

enculeur
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So much for FREEDOM of speech and civil liberty that UK,ENGLAND are HARPING

So much about it and justify military action anywhere in the world.

UK,USA and FRANCE are police state ;People have to brake this APARATUS.

VxO4fame
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good point

Frank Later
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You don't seem to get it. The purpose is to make people feel insecure, threatened. People in fear allow much more of their liberties and rights to be taken away from them. They _want_ you to imagine that we're on the brink of WW3. It's all in your head.

Frank Later
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Cheers! 🙂

swirlcrop
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London. I was born in London. I should know what I´m talking about. British women are ugly and the food is terrible.

DEADSELLPUNX
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if you dont like it why don't you leave?. i would leave if i hated it here but i happen to love all women no matter where they are from and as for food nothing beats roast lamb or pork. you've just had shit food cooked by shitty cooks.

DEADSELLPUNX
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and hold on if you were born in london that makes you british and you said brits were "nasty fascists". so talk for yourself im an anarchist.

YesMan
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Really? what country you from.

Probably America….lol

swirlcrop
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They stink too.

DEADSELLPUNX
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who?. the british? YOU SAID WHERE BORN IN LONDON YOU DUMB SHIT, THAT MAKES YOU BRITISH AND YOU'RE SAYING "THEY STINK", "THEY" ARE YOU. YOU ARE AN UNEDUCATED THIEF OF AIR.

swirlcrop
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No, stupid, It means that I know what I am talking about. I get the impression that you are a smelly Brit. Am I right stinky?

DEADSELLPUNX
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dude. what the fuck?. i cant contend with the uneducated. do you understand that if you were born in London that makes YOU British? and that you are calling yourself stinky???? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?. are you fucking 12 years old?. HOLY FUCKING SHIT BALLS DUDE. YOU CANT BE THIS DUMB CAN YOU?.

swirlcrop
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You have to understand that Brits are smelly, ugly and dumb and don´t care. Do you understand me Stinky? Ask your stupid, ugly, smelly parents if you dont believe me. Or better yet smell yourself and when you wake up then smile and know that I was right.

DEADSELLPUNX
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you are a very fucked up child. how old are you?. where do you live if you're not in the UK?. and who lets you use the internet.

swirlcrop
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You should ask your smelly mother those stupid questions because she´s dumb enough to answer you. I´m your father.

swirlcrop
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filytbgounhmäoupimpi

swirlcrop
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UK=slummy toilet of an island with ugly women floating around like logs.

DEADSELLPUNX
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what an idiot. doesn't even know his age, where he lives, or who wipes his ass. just unfuckingbelievable.
YES I WILL GET YOU SOME NICE CRAYONS.

swirlcrop
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Hold your noses folks because here´s another smelly Brit. His mother is so ugly she turns people to stone by looking at them.

The only pretty women in Britain are called ethnic and the only good cooking is called foreign.

swirlcrop
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Britain = The island of ugly women

DEADSELLPUNX
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Sound like the words of someone who has never been to Russia.

DEADSELLPUNX
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I FOUND YOU……..

swirlcrop
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???

Frances Leader
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Tony Gosling's remarks were the most interesting of the whole report. He said "chilling effect….. discourages our newspapers & journalists from doing their work" and "Is this person actually a terrorist?" and "We are moving closer & closer to a Police State here, in Britain!" My personal experience as a Protector at the Balcombe Protection Camp which mounted a defence against fracking for the whole summer showed me that, WITHOUT ANY DOUBT, we already HAVE a Police State.

Eric Hocking
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Glad I live in the US 🙂