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The government has unveiled plans to ban anyone who criticises it from appearing on TV or protesting.

Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events.

The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in prison for breaking a banning order.

These new plans would also promise greater powers for British police to access internet data.

Targeted individuals will also be barred from certain public spaces and from associating with named people. The plans were unveiled by Theresa May at the Conservative Party Conference and reiterated by David Cameron, in his speech on ‘extremism’.

So who is included under this new definition of extremists? Are we just talking about people who allegedly bomb buildings?

Well, according to David Cameron, the law will target “non-violent conspiracy theorists” who he claims are just as dangerous as the ISIS terrorists and must therefore, be eradicated.

He referenced 9/11 and 7/7 Truthers as examples of the type of extremism that must be dealt in a similar fashion to ISIS.

Such individuals are deemed to be a threat to “the functioning of democracy.”

Furthermore, the Home Office claimed that the government’s “counter-extremism” strategy would encompass “the full spectrum of extremism”.

In other words, you no longer have to be violent or cause harm to another to be declared a terrorist. David Cameron has announced that even those with views that are not accepted by the government will now be deemed extremists.

In addition, police curbing orders would also target those who undertake activities “for the purpose of overthrowing democracy,” a broad definition that could encompass political activists of varying views.

Radical Muslims and far-right organisations would also be classified as terrorists.

As the law currently stands, organisations can only be banned if there is evidence of links to terrorism.

Under the new law, and according to David Cameron’s own definition, anyone who criticises the functioning of the government or the official version of events could be subject to laws which severely restrict their freedom of speech and movement. Theresa May also stressed that you do not necessarily have to have committed a crime to be subject to these new orders.

Announcing these draconian new measures, Mr Cameron added: “The problem that we have had is this distinction of saying we will only go after you if you are an extremist that directly supports violence.”

In addition, those who become the target of government intervention would also be prevented from holding positions of authority in local communities and schools.

Enhanced powers will allow the Charity Commission to close down groups deemed to be fronts for “extremist activity” as a means of tackling funding streams.

The law is part of a series of new measures that effectively ban the right to free speech in this country.

Earlier this year, the Akashic Times reported on how Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) laws targeted individuals who they claim pose a direct threat to VIPs including the Prime Minister, the Cabinet and the Royal Family.

 It was given sweeping powers to check more than 10,000 suspects’ files to identify mentally unstable potential “killers and stalkers” with a fixation against public figures.

The team’s psychiatrists and psychologists then have the power to order treatment – including forcibly detaining suspects in secure psychiatric units.

The law targeted activists who were the most vocal about criticising the Royal Family. Activist David Compan was imprisoned without charges in a London mental hospital after he publicly associated himself with the International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State (ITCC) campaign to hold the Crown of England responsible for crimes against children.

He was only released after eight days of campaigning by the ITCC.

Last year, the Justice and Security Act gave the government sweeping new powers to imprison British citizens without a trial.

 It prevents those accused by the government from seeing the evidence against them, or the witness testimony against them. The individual concerned would also be unable to submit evidence – or even enter the courtroom, if it is deemed to be in the court’s interests. In fact, the court will not even have to inform the person concerned of why they have been taken to court, or even that a trial is taking place.

It could mean that the first a person hears of a case against them, is when the police turn up to take them to jail to begin their sentence.

The government claim that secrecy is necessary for “the interests of national security” and added that protection was needed for witnesses involved in giving evidence against the accused.

This latest move, announced by Cameron, represents yet another goose-step into tyranny by a government determined to shy away from any criticism.

EDITORS NOTE:

Would the government really do this? I hear this question asked all the time with some of the stories we cover at the Akashic Times.

In his speech, David Cameron states that although some ‘conspiratorial’ world views may not be acts of terrorism themselves, they could potentially be used as a justification for it.

He goes on to say that the only way therefore to defeat terrorism, is to deal with all forms of it – “not just violent extremism”.

In other words, those who share that world view could be inciting terrorism. I have included the speech made by Cameron here. This is best listened to in full, as it gives a broad picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwOfQI8YA8

His comments are then further confirmed by Theresa May, who was interviewed by the BBC. She confirms that crucially the law target those people who have not actually committed a crime, but could be ‘inciting’ hatred and therefore may be used for terrorism. That is a very broad definition under UK law.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oESd1t2XRO8

Essentially what you have is the introduction of a law that targets anyone whose views are considered unsavoury and unacceptable. Under the current law, a crime has to be committed before any action was taken.

Under this new law, that does not have to be the case. It all rests upon the fact that many of these terrorists have been indoctrinated into anti-government views and conspiracy theories such as 9/11 and 7/7 being “a false flag”. This was reiterated by David Cameron in his UN speech. Therefore, anyone who shares and talks about those views, must by defacto also be a terrorist – again highlighted by David Cameron.

Here he also talks about defeating the “ideology of terrorism” and defeating that ideology in all of its forms. This includes the ideology of conspiracy theories. It has to be said there are some weird and offensive conspiracy theories out there that are not based on fact. But if this theory is by the government’s own admission non-violent, then why criminalise it? Particularly, if those who hold such views are not proven members of any terrorist group or organisation.

Finally he admits that although it is argued that it clamps down on free speech, it is necessary to stop the spread of terrorism.

This is a very dangerous leap. For example, if some of those terrorists happened to be socialists, does that mean that anyone else who is also socialist, is a terrorist?

In his speech, David Cameron states that such world views may not be acts of terrorism themselves, but could potentially be used as a justification for it.

After that, he explains that the only way therefore to defeat terrorism, is to deal with all forms of it – “not just violent extremism”.

However, these are not the only laws that have been introduced to restrict freedom of speech and liberty. Below, we have covered some of the other  main pieces of legislation that will have a major impact on human rights law and justice in the UK.

Secret courts (not just in family cases)

http://akashictimes.co.uk/d-day-for-british-justice-how-mps-have-abolished-the-right-to-a-fair-trial/

FTAC laws

http://akashictimes.co.uk/uk-enforces-law-which-bans-public-from-criticising-the-govt/

Human rights

http://akashictimes.co.uk/govt-to-scrap-human-rights-laws/

Tell us what you think of all of these laws and pieces of legislation in the comments below:

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127 Comments

  1. Richard Zahler says:
    3

    If this is true then we are now living in a FASCIST state!
    Can’t help thinking that dear Jeremy Corbyn is now an extremist in David Cameron and Theresa May’s book!
    Shocking stuff.

  2. 3

    Good article. It cannot be circulated too widely. The public must be awakened to this latest danger coming from government. We are already well on our way to becoming a fascist police state where the government is effectively empowered to do what it wants or likes to individuals it chooses for whatever reason. The population has been so dumbed down it appears not to realise or care and the media is completely complicit. Only when all is in place will they realise too late what mechanisms have been put in place to stem dissent or the power to resist whatever a few wish to implement. The secret is to make only small steps and not operate until all is in place or the circumstances demand it. This is yet a further measure to prevent the criminal truth getting out and to enable lies to be told without opposition. It is nothing short of an attack on enshrined principles of English freedom which linked to moves to create 2000 armed police officers in London all based on a fabricated and orchestrated ISIS risk, constitutes the greatest threat to English liberties ever known.

  3. Planet Autism says:
    11

    This is horrific. We have to make a stand to not allow this to happen. It’s Orwellian. I cannot believe what I am reading.

    extremism
    ɪkˈstriːmɪz(ə)m,ɛk-/
    noun
    noun: extremism; plural noun: extremisms

    the holding of extreme political or religious views; fanaticism.
    “the dangers of religious extremism”
    synonyms: fanaticism, radicalism, zealotry, zeal, fundamentalism, dogmatism, bigotry, militancy, activism; More

    So how does conspiracy theory fit extremism? Anyone looking for an alternative view to the party line is a target. No, no and no again. This has to be stopped.

  4. 1

    Ya. Sure Cameron.
    “Extremists” will be targeted…
    I might start seeing you more positively if you actually do something about the real twats like Britain First, fucking Ham-faced cunt…

  5. Callum mcgonigal says:
    96

    David Cameron how’s this for freedom of speach GO FUCK YOUR SELF YOU INCAPABLE WANK

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  7. 17

    It is becoming increasingly difficult to see who are the extremeists. Propose a solution of white hats and black hats!

  8. 61

    Remember when the Tories were making no attempt at a peace plan in Northern Ireland, putting us all in danger, and dubbed out Sinn Fein member voices on the TV so we couldn’t hear the whole story. When I was studying law, it said in all the theories that make up our legal system that no government can bring in any law or policy that the majority don’t agree with, as if most don’t obey or revolt, then it would bring an end to that government. Scenes of the last Tory government, when they were using the police as their personal army against the people, show desperate attempts of an undemocratic government.

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  10. Jamie Bellsmith says:
    -158

    Any sources for this tripe?

    I can’t believe this dumb storie is still doing the rounds and idiots keep posting it on my FB page.

    Come on Akashic – where are your sources for this bollocks?

    No doubt all the lefty commies below have swallowed it up left right and centre.

    your all so pathetic. But im not surprised

    For once this country gets one of the best prime ministers this country has ever seen since Winston Churchill. Ok, ok, so hes not perfect, still a bit politically correct in my opinion, but he’s cut the benefit gravy train, curbed immigration to an extent and tells it like it is. Under Cameron, all of the rot about expenses and Rotherham child abuse has come out, and he is not afraid to go against the grain, and tell it like it is, regardless of what establishment figures think. He is also one of the few PMs to travel by train!!

    Now, personally Id prefer UKIP or BNP anyday, they are a little bit mroe to the point, but I cant fault David for trying, and hes better than B-liar for goodness sakes!

    and all you morons and the “Akashic times” can do is whinge and complain about your uman rights. i saw on the Daily Mail the other day, another terrorist immigrant executing non-muslims refusing to convert to shariah law. And we still letting them in this country!!!!!

    And to top it all off, we got you fakers, wanna-be-witty jokers below signing up to the bull in this left rag and probably no doubt a few guardian dickheads among you, or god forbid the independent. The left is systematically trying to destroy this country cos of people like you. If i was in power, you’d have no freedom of speech like you do now, so if you don’t like this ocuntry, feel free to leave. bye bye and good riddance. that’s it from me anyway, not wasting any more time on this bs which unfortunately 33k and counting people have fallen for. rofl

  11. Paul McClemens says:
    89

    “The government has unveiled plans to ban anyone who criticises it from appearing on TV or protesting
    …..
    Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events.”
    This includes conspiracy theorists and anyone that doesn’t agree with Dave…
    I do not fear the terrorists Dave…
    I do not fear the extremists Dave…
    I fear you Dave, I fear you and your school chums, the ones the own and run 90% of our media today.
    I fear them turning our country into one of panic, driven by alarmist news stories about “the terrorist next door.” Now, to get that label all he must do is non-violently protest one of your sweeping law changes. As “Such individuals are deemed to be a threat to “the functioning of democracy.” No Dave, not at all in my humble opinion, these people are one of the corner stones of a democracy, the right to protest should never, ever be taken away, even if I do not agree with what they have to say, I have the RIGHT to protest right back at them! There is a young lad in Jersey, who is right now up on terrorist charges, in our very own Royal Court, for posting an article from an online magazine to 4chan. (Yes, this was a ‘banned’ magazine’ banned by whom I’m not sure.) This lad is now a ‘terrorist, an extremist, and any other label they’d like to put on him. I would be more inclined to label him a kid, if not a doppy kid! I used to read an online book when I was a kid, I must have downloaded it 20 times from the age of about 11 to 14, it was called The Anarchists Cookbook. That same act today might have me up in court on terrorism charges. Ridiculous, I was an inquisitive child, nothing more.
    So i say again:
    I do not fear the terrorists Dave…
    I do not fear the extremists Dave…
    I fear you Dave.

  12. Amethyst WillowMoon says:
    -34

    theses morons can bite me and go pound sand, must be apart of the Muslims that are causing trouble across the globe.

  13. Claire Billips says:
    97

    So now we are most definitely living under a dictatorship, then. Mr. Cameron, you disgust me. You are an oxygen thief, a vile excuse for a human being. I abhor you and all of your ilk. I am livid. I will not stay silent. I would rather die than let the liked of you, pompous and inflated Eton moron, dictate what I can and cannot say.

  14. 177

    “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”

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  17. Stephen Barraclough says:
    16

    “..David Cameron has announced that even those with views that are not accepted by the government will now be deemed extremists..”
    This by the way is the MAIN NEED of a DICTATOR, ALL OPPOSITION IS BANNED, AND MADE ILLEGAL! BEST OF ALL:- IT’S NOT EVEN HIS!
    It is JUST ONE aspect of the rules which E.U. Commissars have TOLD HIM to put into British Law.
    Know what? HE HAS TO – SO HE WILL!

  18. 55

    It seems to be very worrying developments. We must all stand up for free speech before it is eradicated. If we don’t oppose these laws now then it will be a slippery slope. We have always had human rights in this country, that’s what makes us British. Unfortunately,it seems as though a misguided approach to terrorism is creating a situation where the terrorists have essentially won, and we lose essential freedoms as a result. Anyone who cares about their rights as a human being should rightly be concerned by the government’s current strategy. While I do not subscribe to any conspiracy theories or scaremongering, we must certainly ensure that there is a careful balance between apprehending criminals and protecting our human rights. That’s my two cents anyway

  19. -9

    I understand people of all creeds colours religions have different lives and ways of living yes But when islam will slay you for not converting to islam or you convert to islam then want to live a different life and leave they will kill you this is in a book they read 6 times a day i do not hate them or anyone but they hate everyone who does not conform to their will but I will hate them if they impose their law upon me. I do not read a book 6 times a day reading and interpreting things then imposing what I think it says and following like a sheep ready to have its throat slit it is not racism its called religious confomrity to their will or leave this world through their deeds This is what the problem is they have the money and desire and capabilities from oil, help from the cia ect to cause this cahos orchestrated by maybe others They have played into their games just as much as everyone else has but the organ grinder is playing with the worlds safe being for greed and control there is no such thing as racism just name calling I am going to run off and tell you called me a name who makes the money when you are fined who makes money when a war is started when a different religion/colour is called please sir mister policeman/court/government its sticks and bones

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  21. Jamie Bellsmith says:
    -127

    Take this fucking story down NOW!! It is scaremongering bullshit. Look at all you bunch of lefty whiners!

    Bet you read other lefty papers like the fucking Guardian or BBC nonce fest.
    Sorry but after 13 years of mismangement by Labour we need something to deter the fucking bearded jihadists.

    This country has gone down the fucking drain. It no longer looks like the white, and relatively peaceful country it used to be.

    You got ISIS terrorists beheading people on the tsreets of North London and politically correct wankers thinking they can slander anybody they like and get away with it.

    Never mind the facts eh?

    FACT: The government is not banning “free speech”. They are banning ISIIS terrorists and all their commie sympathisers from spewing their garbage

    FACT: The government has our best interests at heart – despite what the “Akashic Times” says lollol

    FACT: W e need MORE laws not less to stop the bullshit tide of wankers and migrants from running this country into the drain

    FACT: This is by far the best, most transparent government we ever had, and beats Lie-bore any day of the week.

    FACT: Believe it or not the government do not wear hooded cloaks and they are not “out to get you”. They are simply doing the best they can and if I spotted David Cameron down the pub I’d buy the man a drink any day. The man is a fucking hero and most of you wankers don’t DESERVE free speech. I hope they lock you up, I really do. If they don;t then I’d say the government are being fucking negligent.

    Nobody should really be able to criticise the current government anyday as they are the only people that care about this country

    They are the ONLY government to stop corruption and keep MPs in line.

    Better than the wet pants Lib dems and fucking new-nonce-Labour. God give me stregnth what is it with you people. Retards.

    FACT: The Akashic Timnes isn’t a newspaper. I said it once and i’ll say it again for the hard of hearing: READ A PROPER FUCKING PAPER.

    Why do you think the Sun came out in support of the Tories ages ago? Why? Cos they are a proper fucking intelligent newspaper unlike this wishy washy rag.

    You want something more highbrow? Try the Mail or the Telegraph. Not this “news-paper”.

    There’s only one party that could do better than the Tories and that is UKIP. They put ut alot of good info too, as does the BNP.

    Stop reading left-wing piss rags, grow a pair of balls and learn to think for yourselves. Oh and the “truthdoctrine” hahahahahaha

    You are truly pathetic. Let me guess: you are one of them “troofers” right. haha take off the tinfoil hat mate, it doesn’t suit ya LOL. Probably an swp supporter too you fucking wanker

  22. -13

    Most of this is bluff and scare-mongering – you should all know by now that politicians are just play ACTors who pass ACTS of Parliament. It’s all a hoax – government is a hoax – democracy is a hoax – our money (debt) is a hoax. Just stop believing in it and it will eventually go away – it has to, because it’s only miss placed beliefs that keep it in existence.

  23. 17

    What are our MP’s supporting here. These laws can only go through with the backing of all parties. The Tories do not have a majority.
    So now do the people of the UK understand that their Labour MP’s support this. Do you finally realise that we already live in a totalitarian state.
    How many huge political demonstrations have you witnessed in the media lately.

  24. 3

    And this is supposed to defend demockracy?
    Jesus! Cameron is a looney! Oh, oh, they’re coming for me.Oops I live in the states but I suppose that wouldn’t stop the commies in merrie olde England from coming after me.
    Brits need to remove this zionist sock puppet. It’s the zionist/Bolsheviks that are pulling his strings. Britain will fall into a communist cesspool unless the people there don’t do something about it and soon.
    Anybody who supports Cameron and this looney idea needs to check into the nearest psychiatric ward for evaluation.
    This is exactly how freedom and liberty are lost: begin by restricting freedom of speech.
    ” They who would give essential liberty for a little safety deserve neither and shall have none.” Benj. Franklin
    Good luck yo all you in the Isles.
    You’re going to need it.

    • 9

      It is the bankers & the multinationals that Cameron backs you thick anti christian twat. He wants to make sure that the multinational devil worshiping scum can destroy our country with impunity. Your country has even less democracy than the UK, but you are even to thick to see that. We of Scotland believe in protecting our fellow Scots you selfish unholy lump of wood. You heard of the new testament where Jesus says we should look after our fellow man. Believing in a welfare state & a free health system is not communist you uneducated clown, it is a christian socialist moral belief that we look after our own. We have billions in wealth in this country yet the industries that could serve our own oil industries are sent abroad. So you thick twat is that communist to demand that it stays in Scotland first then the rest of the UK then Whats left traded out across the world. Is it wrong to keep our hospitals & public services out of the hands of greedy multinational companies.

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  26. -8

    Too bad the Brits gave up their right to bear arms over a bunch of panty-wetting cowards. When the government rolls tanks into your neighborhood, don’t expect to be exempted from the purge.

  27. 38

    >> Well, according to David Cameron, the law will target “non-violent conspiracy theorists” who he claims are just as dangerous as the ISIS terrorists and must therefore, be eradicated.

    That would make Cameron the most dangerous type of terrorist of all – one who would imprison people for criticizing him. Are North Korean speech policies really the best thing for the UK?

  28. -122

    Am I the only one who thinks this law may be a good thing?

    Surely if it prevents terrorists then what is the problem?

  29. 19

    Is David Cameron willing to dismiss all of the professionals in various areas who have conclusively found that the U.S. was totally complicit in the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Are you getting scared Davey? Because the facts don’t lie.

    9/11: Blueprint for Truth
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vb7o-OOe20

  30. 41

    So Davie boy are you willing to rip up BOTH the EU HRA and the UN Unilateral Declaration of Human Rights, because you will have to if your planning on banning free Speech

    Plus are you going to go back on the promise of Scotland being excluded from your government tearing up the HRA and replacing it with a BS version that is only good for the Westminster/South East Mafia and Pedophile Association and their rich mates.

  31. Habib Barri says:
    49

    we must have a mass campaign criticising the UK government unjust welfare policies. We must expose the possibility (probability?) of their tampering the the Scottish referendum. If enough of us do it then the prisons will not be able to hold us.

  32. 28

    Oh well. That’s me and thousands of other disability activists fucked. At least the Joseph K knew a trial was taking place, even if ignorant of the charge/s.

  33. Mark of the family... says:
    37

    @Jamie Bellsmith Goodness gracious me you are on a roll dear fellow. Seriously, you get your news and take it as fact from the likes of The Daily Mail and The Sun newspaper? Well, God help us all!

    I don’t think I’ve read so much twaddle coming from one individual in a very long time (which is really saying something), look up the word delusional in the dictionary and I wouldn’t be surprised in the future if your name was associated with the word. End very dry sarcasm.

    I’m British (whatever that means) born here, white, well educated, family going back generations but this latest legislation being proposed? It’s dangerous talk indeed. But then when the power of the executive has forcibly been removed from parliament and handed over to Europe in complete contradiction of the Queen’s oath, what more can you expect from a government which cares only for it’s own self image and preservation rather than being servant to the people in what is supposed to be a free independent democratic country?

    These proposals not to put too fine a point on it are a load of BS. If this opinion of mine makes me extremist on a par with murderers or whatnot then so be it, that is what I am. Why make such a strong statement? Because I can. Because this is supposedly a free democratic country where the freedom of speech has always been respected.

    This government and the Con-servative Party corporation is the most dangerous entity this country has faced for decades. They need to be put out of business as quickly as possible. The Tories only serve the needs and dictates of the elite ruling class, not the people who voted them in, whose support for their dangerous ideals serve not their own needs but that of the megalomaniacs in control of the petro-dollar in the hands of the western industrial complex.

    But then, if you are a reader of The Daily Mail or The Sun newspapers I strongly suspect my reasoning on this matter will very quickly fly straight off over the top of your head.

    Comprehende?

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  36. Vinnie Armstrong says:
    40

    Orwell and Kafka couldn’t have dreamed up this awful government and the views of Mr Bellsmith above prove they are masters of fear and manipulation….Frightening!

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  38. 53

    Another goosestep into tyranny by Cameron. I guess that’ll see me inside for 10 years…

  39. Jamie Bellsmith says:
    -186

    Why is this newspaper creating such panic over perfectly reasonable proposals? If you have not done anything wrong, and are not planning to join ISISor commit crimes, then you don’t need to worry. Though I’m sure I’ll get alot of flack from conspiracy nuts LOL

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