Sunday, 1 March 2009

Ex-spy chief Dame Stella Rimington says ministers have turned UK into police state

Somehow I missed this one a couple of weeks ago, but it is interesting to hear that Dame Stella Rimington, a former head of the UK's security servive MI5, has spoken out against government intentions to further erode civil liberties. More from the Times here and the Economist's article on Jacqui Smith, the UK's Home Secretary, here.

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I am director of the Media and Persuasive Communication (MPC) network at Bangor University where I also lecture on political-economy of the media. I am currently working on a book provisionally titled Deconstructing Privacy for Peter Lang and leading two empirical projects in connection with privacy perception and the use of new media for smoking cessation. I am author of Creativity and Advertising: Affect, Events and Process (Routledge, 2013); The Mood of Information: A Critique of Behavioural Advertising (Continuum, 2011); and Digital Advertising (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2009). Please contact me at if you are interested in Ph.D supervision or consultancy services.