There have been a number of threads on topics relating to the laws labour has brought in which erode civil liberties, endanger democracy and generally treat the UK population with contempt. I feel it would be useful to have a 'quick guide' to this. To Start. The highlights from yesterdays 'anti terror' bill. 1. 42 day internment for those whom the government claim are terrorists. 2. End of open inquests. The government can now hold these behind closed doors, for whatever reason they like. 3. The coroner who runs an inquest can be nominated by the government, giving them the power to put puppets in place. Other items, Routine monitoring of banking transactions - everyoneâs, without any requirement for suspicion of criminal activity (if you take Â£1000 cash out of a personal account, you are required to explain what it will be used for). Making every tiny transgression of âthe rulesâ immediately punishably by fines. (dropping an apple core) Allowing the situation where a member of the public can be coerced into admitting they have committed a crime, when they havenât been informed that that means accepting a criminal record. (on the spot fines) Allowing surveillance of members of the public without need for suspicion of criminal activity or a court order. Taking and DNA from suspects and not deleting the record if the individual is found innocent or not even charged with an offence! Selling of private information belonging to citizens for profit. (dvla) Taking political control of police, thereby making them agents of the state, rather than solely responsible to the public. The ID card scheme â donât get me started on that one!!!!!! Any more? It would be good to list up the specific pieces of legislation which allow these items, if someone knows them. Ski.