Did anyone see Terry Gilliam’s film ‘Brazil’, from 1985? It depicted a dysfunctional society ruled by departments of the Ministry of Information.
Information Records stored everything, although nobody read it. Information Dispersal put out propaganda. Among these departments, the most feared was Information Retrieval, the secret police who extracted information from suspects by any means possible. Torquemada would have been proud.
Everyone was classified, sorted, categorised and placed in a slot.
It seems the UK’s tinpot dictator, Tony Blair, has seen this film and evidently considered it a great idea .
Coming soon to an ex-democracy near you!