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The real targets of surveillance are not terrorists, but those 'citizens' denied a future by polices of austerity

There are more pressing threats to national health and stability than fifth columnists and terrorist sleeper cells. Income inequality, the lack of opportunity for our young, the decline of the NHS, housing poverty, and food and fuel poverty are real dangers to this country’s ability to progress and thrive.

This is why they need surveillance – terrorism is all part of the ‘Great Game’ but those points mentioned above may provoke rumblings of discontent that must be suppressed. The enemy within is not the shady terrorist or the narco-crim but the young people denied a future, denied healthcare, denied a future.

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