All I want is my country back from the greedy, autocratic European Union Dictatorship and out of the hands of our treacherous Government, and if that is ANARCHY, then I'm guilty.
You'll have to report me too!
Every week, Chief Inspector Nick Smith and his team at the ‘Westminster Counter Terrorism Focus Desk’, one of the Project Griffin projects, send out a briefing to businesses and this week’s edition includes the extraordinary advice opposite. Leaving aside the rather limited definition of ‘anarchism’, the suggestion that “any information relating to anarchists should be reported to your local Police” is another example of the attempted criminalisation of ideas.
For the time being, holding anarchist sympathies is not a crime – although presumably any gossip, however dubious and ill-informed, will be passed on by borough-level SO15 Counter Terrorism Liaison Officers to the feverish data collectors at the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit. Are the Metropolitan Police simply starting to run low on ‘Islamists’ to keep tabs or are we seeing a shift towards the creation of a new amorphous, imaginary bogeyman?" SOURCE