The Prying Eyes of Britain

Since I’m in a ranty and probably overly paranoid mood, did you know that here in Britain, government agents still have the right to enter your house to enter your house and search for materials used to produce “horror comics”?

The powers are just part of a much wider law first introduced in 1955 to combat the perceived menace of horror comics imported into the UK from America, and is, according to CBS reporter Larry Miller, one of more than 250 reasons the state can use to enter your house.

Combined with other laws, it means the British have become one of the world’s most officially spied upon people, and what the record number of closed circuit TV cameras don’t catch outside, the house invading inspectors will inside…

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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