Interesting article on how the left in Britain has helped create an anti- free speech Police state, with people jailed for things such as posting messages on facebook or wearing offending tee-shirts, such laws are also used to clamp down on legitimate protests and free speech.
One of the major reasons for this is that in Britain the working class no longer play a part in left politics, the left is now a middle class affair, hence the collaboration with the state.
A police state created by ‘anti-fascists’ | Patrick Hayes | spiked
Given that the key thing about twentieth-century fascism was its extreme authoritarianism, you might reasonably expect those who describe themselves as ‘anti-fascist’ to be anti-authoritarian. You might imagine that these campaigners, more than most, would know the dangers of giving the state too much power and trusting it to determine who may speak and who may not, who is a ‘decent’ person and who is not.
The modern anti-fascist left has provided plenty of justification for increased state control over political to and fro in modern Britain. It has strengthened the use of public-order laws over political freedom, and it has empowered the state to govern all forms of political speech. That control extends not just to the statements and actions of ‘fascist’ groups, but also to the statements and actions of left-wing groups and anti-fascists, too.
That anti-fascists now take it upon themselves to ensure the law is being enforced, shows the extent to which the left have become an unofficial arm of the state. They have become squealers, the state’s eyes and ears, cheering on the state to intervene.
The censorious fools on the left wanting to ban everything they disagree with are a far bigger danger to freedom then the knuckle dragging far right.