In May 2015, I set out to make a documentary about the increasing risk of extremism in the UK.

I wanted to get a first-hand experience and understand what threats exist to the British public. The British government had just announced their new counter-extremism strategy, still in the wake of the Snowden revelations of the government's overreach into our lives is unprecedented, The Five Eyes, often abbreviated as FVEY, is an intelligence alliance including NSA and GCHQ and now is said to have an alliance with 50 counties and circumvents laws of domestic spying Laws by sharing data with foreign allies. Theresa May’s announcement was concerningly vague when it came to the core principle of the Law. How do you define a domestic extremist?

In this clip bellow John Humphries pushes May, the then Home Secretary. Her inability to answer clearly left a grey area that would have to hang over the British public until October that year.

The daily mail was predicting a summer of thuggery, there is an atmosphere of revolution on the streets. Austerity was at its seeming peak, it was rupturing society. The Cameron/Osborne Conservative Government with Ian Duncan Smith delivering death sentences to the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

Initial thoughts reveal the things

“We already have a wealth of laws to fight incitement to violence. Rather than making us safer, the counter-extremism bill would alienate, discriminate and divide our communities, all while curbing our freedom – a core British value that’s fundamental to our democracy and to the fight against those who want to destroy it.”

In order to protect us the political will exists to change laws that infringe on our basic civil liberties.

A flaw in the principle idea of Liberal democracy, an inherent flaw in the system that in order to protect society from anti-liberal ideologies itself must act illiberally, and therefore undermine its own core principles.