Arming Big Brother: new research reveals the true costs of Europe’s
The European Union is preparing to spend up to 1 billion Euro per year on new
‘research’ into surveillance and control technologies, according to Arming
Big Brother, a new report by the Transnational Institute (TNI) and
â€žArms industry lobbying is leading to the creation of a powerful new
internal security-industrial complex” says Ben Hayes, author of the report.
Arming Big Brother lifts the lid on the secretive committees and arms
industry lobbying that led to the creation of the European Security Research
â€žThe EU is basically funding the diversification of the “military-industrial
complexâ€š into the highly profitable internal security field” said Hayes.
â€žThe militarisation of policing and border controls will not prevent crime
or terrorism” said Hayes, â€žit does nothing to address “root causesâ€š while
posing a massive threat to civil liberties”.