Britain “worse” than East Germany for Civil Liberties

first_imgBritons have less freedom and privacy than East Germans did twenty years ago, according to an Oxford University Professor.Professor Garton Ash warned that civil liberties in the UK had been eroded to the extent that those who lived under Communist rule in the 1980s were “more free” than we are.“People have to fight back on that front and on others to claw back some of the freedoms we have lost,” he said.He backed the idea of a written constitution for Britain and asserted the need for separation of powers and the importance of people to “mobilise for change”.last_img