The nanny state, surveillance society, Orwellianism, etc., etc., etc. All increasingly synonymous with Britain.
Today, we have one more example:
The sale of imitation samurai swords could be banned by the end of the year, the Home Office announced today.Oh that "menace of tyranny" of which Churchill was passionate:
Importing or hiring the weapons could also be made illegal following a string of samurai sword attacks in recent years.
Breaching the ban, which is targeted at cheap imitation samurai swords rather than the more expensive genuine collectors' items made by licensed swordsmiths in Japan, would result in up to six months in jail and a £5,000 fine.
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender...But what of Britons today, about their freedom? Reminds me of this song: