According to a report in the Telegraph, although the print edition differs somewhat from that on-line, our employment minister - one Tony McNumpty - has said Dame Stella Rimington's warning about us being pushed into a police state is "abject nonsense".
As it is one of the few freedoms I have left, I would wish to voice my disagreement and state that the only one talking "abject nonsense" is said minister.
Leaving aside the question as to what part of the employment portfolio is state security - which I believe to be that of our 'Second Home' Secretary - the burning question is how did McNulty/McNumpty (what's in a name - when the end result is still mediocrity) ever manage to reach the low rung on the government ladder that he has.
Happy to be killed off
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