Here is a message a friend sent me, he’s putting this out on his next show, though suggested I put it out straight away. Disclaimer, I’ve not yet checked into the validity of the following messaged to me, so up to the individual to check into the facts regarding this message:
Warning to UK they are going all out to make UK next Australia.
The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Made at 2.54 p.m. on 10th September 2020, Laid before Parliament at 4.00 p.m. on 10th September 2020, Coming into force 1st October 2020.
The Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 24(2), (4) and (8) of the Coronavirus Act 2020(1)
The Secretary of State, in accordance with section 24(3) of that Act, considers that coronavirus is having, or is likely to have, an adverse effect on the capacity of persons responsible for making national security determinations to consider whether to make, or renew, national security determinations and that it is in the interests of national security to retain the fingerprints or DNA profiles as provided for in these Regulations.
The Secretary of State has consulted the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material in accordance with section 24(6) of that Act.
(2) The condition is that the fingerprints or DNA profiles are retained in accordance with a national security determination that will (ignoring the effect of these Regulations) cease to have effect on a date during the period that starts with 1st October 2020 and ends with 24th March 2021.
(3) The retention of the fingerprints or DNA profiles under the national security determination may continue for a further period of six months starting with the date on which the national security determination would otherwise have ceased to have effect.
(2) The first condition is that the fingerprints or DNA profiles are retained—
(a)under any of the following provisions—
(i)paragraph 20B(3) or paragraph 20C(3) of Schedule 8 to the Terrorism Act 2000 (retention of paragraph 20A material)(3);
(ii)section 18A(1) of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008 (retention of section 18 material)(4);
(iii)paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 6 to the Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Act 2011 (retention of paragraph 6 material)(5), or (b)under section 63F(3) of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (retention of section 63D material)(6) if the fingerprints or DNA profiles satisfy the national security retention condition (see regulation 5).
Undercover informants working for the police and MI5 are going to be explicitly permitted for the first time under British law to commit crimes.
The unprecedented legislation to authorise and oversee crimes comes after years of unclear rules over when these agents can break the law.
The law will not specify exactly which crimes can be committed.
Critics are urging MPs to amend the proposed law to rule out murder and serious violence.
The highly unusual decision to create a law that sanctions crime comes after a legal battle to force MI5 and the government to reveal secret rules governing when an informant can break the law.
Informants – also known as agents – are recruited to gather intelligence on targets, including terrorist organisations, major drugs gangs and child abuse networks.
These agents are often already involved in the networks being targeted and need to maintain a cover in order to gather critical evidence for investigators.
Under the legislation going before Parliament on Thursday, MI5, the police, the National Crime Agency and other agencies that use informants or undercover agents will be able to explicitly authorise them to commit a specific crime as part of an operation.
The law will require MI5 officers and others to show the crime is “necessary and proportionate”.
While the security service’s watchdog, a senior judge, will report on how the power is used, there will be no role for the Crown Prosecution Service in reviewing the crimes.
Which agencies will be able to authorise secret crimes? MI5 and other intelligence bodies.
Police forces and the National Crime agency, Immigration and Border Officers, HM Revenue and Customs, Serious Fraud Office, UK military forces, Ministry of Justice (investigations in prisons) Competition and Markets Authority, Environment Agency, Financial Conduct Authority, Food Standards Agency, Gambling Commission and Medicines and Healthcare Regulation Authority