For 30 years I have been travelling to unfree places, from East Germany to Burma, and writing about them in the belief that I was coming from one of the freest countries in the world. I wanted people in those places to enjoy more of what we had. In the last few years, I have woken up – late in the day, but better late than never – to the way in which individual liberty, privacy and human rights have been sliced away in Britain, like salami, under New Labour governments that profess to find in liberty the central theme of British history.

To be honest, I still cannot quite believe this is happening to my country. It feels like a bad dream. But it is happening, and we must stop it. Now.

via Timothy Garton Ash: Liberty in Britain is facing death by a thousand cuts. We can fight back | Comment is free | The Guardian .

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