In honour of the woman who sculpted the landscape of Britain, both politically and aesthetically, the government have decided that Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will be conducted in the style of George Orwell’s dystopian classic 1984. The multi-million pound security operation, known as ‘True Blue’, will use both heavy and under-handed tactics to form a virtual sphere of steel around the event, alone rumoured to be costing £8 million.
Police have been accused of using Big Brother ‘pre-crime’ techniques, monitoring and tracking suspected protesters before the funeral, which takes place at St.Paul’s Cathedral, London. The UK’s Telegraph reports:
‘Police are monitoring social media websites in the run up to Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to help identify individuals intent on violent protests.
Commander Christine Jones, who is overseeing the operation, told The Daily Telegraph that analysts are sifting through “open source” websites to assess the potential scale of action.’
Meanwhile, in a tip of the hat to Orwell, CNN doesn’t report that freedom is slavery:
‘Residents and visitors are urged to be aware that their freedom to move around may be affected.
“London is going to look very different on that day,” said Jones.
“There will be parts of London that are not available. The transport system will look different. There will be various station closures and other changes to the London landscape which people may not be prepared for. And they may also want to be in a place where frankly we will not allow them to be.”‘
News from the day will also be altered by the Ministry of Truth, so that future generations will never know about any opposition to the Iron Lady.
5ociety X continues to monitor all possible dystopias.
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