- appropriation of privately held property, resold at below market value
- all but remove the rights of employees to strike when unfairly treated by their state employer (pp.38-39)
- increase the powers afforded to the intelligence services to spy on citizens' electronic communications
- and, eventually, remove themselves from a supranational institution that protects citizens' human rights from abuses by national governments, and replace it with their own Bill of Rights
I'm sure my Conservative friends would be talking ruefully of the perils of socialist dictators.
Except that these policies, ladies and gentlemen, are the highlights from today's Queen's Speech. A dark day indeed for the Conservative party's more liberal and libertarian members.