Hogan Howe goes all Reggie Perrin

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London’s police chief today warns society against letting parts of the  internet become a “dark and ungoverned” space populated by paedophiles, murderers and terrorists.

In a call for action, Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says encryption on computers and mobile phones is frustrating police investigations, meaning parts of the web are becoming “anarchic places”.

“In a democracy we cannot accept any space, virtual or not, to become anarchic

One thinks of the famous ‘anarchy’ sketch from Reggie Perrin and Reggies response

You realise the sort of people you’re going to attract, don’t you, Jimmy? Thugs, bully-boys, psychopaths, sacked policemen, security guards, sacked security guards, racialists, Paki-bashers, queer-bashers, Chink-bashers, anybody-bashers, rear Admirals, queer admirals, Vice Admirals, fascists, neo-fascists, crypto-fascists, loyalists, neo-loyalists, crypto-loyalists.

 

 

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