Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Sunday, 1 April 2012
How long do you give me?
Breaking news: G.C.H.Q. - the Cheltenham based UK spy monitoring headquarters - is drawing up plans to legally allow it to monitor the emails, web traffic, text messages and social media accounts of EVERY man, woman and child here in the U.K.
Should you over there in the U.S. be concerned about this? No, not really. G.C.H.Q. have been up the arse of the CIA for about 20 years now, so nothing has changed as far as you are concerned. It's part of the special fucking relationship.
Should we here in the UK be worried about it? No, not really. G.C.H.Q. has been doing just that for the last 20 years anyway, so making it legal isn't going to make too much difference.
Should terrorists be worried about it? No, not really. G.C.H.Q. has - as said above - been monitoring all Trans-Atlantic calls since well before 9/11, and they are not very good at understanding what little intelligence they gain from the practice, so it will be a case of 'carry on as normal', I am afraid.
Should China be worried about this? Maybe. Since China has imposed severe limitations on web-traffic due to Google making all sorts of deals to be allowed to break into their market, this might mean that the UK and the US have an edge over them when it comes to industrial espionage, and China will not like that one bit. They may even impose embargoes, once we have come to rely on their shoddy goods over and above the EU equivalent.
Should I be worried about this? I hope not. I don't think I have anything to hide, but that will be decided by others, not me.