A police state to stage the Olympics? No, not China - Britain! Comment.
The question to ask is not about China being fit to host the Olympic Games, but will Britain be fit to host them in 2012?
In four years time when the Olympic Games come here, we in the UK will be well on our way to a police state which will be as equally oppressive as China.
I.D. cards are being forced upon us; we already outnumber China for surveillance cameras, we execute innocent people on tube trains and in recent years the Government pushed through the Civil Contingencies Bill which allows armed police to seal an area and shoot people without question.
Added to this, people flying to and from here will be fingerprinted, DNA samples of millions of innocent people are being stored – including children, and people can now be arrested for free speech under all sorts of hate crime legislation. Is this not the makings of a police state every bit as brutal and restrictive as China? What will the rest of the world think of us in 20012?