PREVENT, Cameron and an “Accountable Government”

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There were some rich words coming from David Cameron in the Guardian of all papers.  It seems when Cameron wants to ride the wave of fear of “immigrants” he uses the Daily Mail, and when he wants to demonstrate his social responsibility for poor “immigrants”, albeit laden with typical neocon doublespeak which dresses up neocon warring and global neoliberal fiscal policies as benevolence, he (ab)uses a lefty liberal paper.

Cameron, in typical neocon hypocrisy tells the Guardian readers that,

“Our aid budget also enables us to promote British values around the world. It helps us to lay the building blocks for prosperity and opportunity – the rule of law, strong and accountable government, gender equality and education for all.”

Rule of law. Accountable government.  These two attributes of a just government have been suffering from severe attrition resulting from neocons raining down their policies over the years.  The government’s PREVENT Strategy to tackle extremism is one such policy which is indirectly increasing the opacity of the British state.

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