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PART I - THE PRESENT
CHAPTER XI - LIBERTY IN ENGLAND

If Britannia goes a-whoring, she can be the more easily found out because of her professions df monogamy in the past. That is why, with us, the forms of government and the forms of justice are so important, and need watching so zealously. ' Mine uncle's bed ' lies all too close to the benches of the Houses of Parliament, and has its carnal attractions, even when the uncle is Sir Oswald Mosley. It is something that in England dictatorship is still supposed to be ungentlemanly, and massacres of Jews in bad form, and private armies figures of fun.
Our danger from Fascism-unless a war starts when anything may happen-is negligible. We're menaced by something much more insidious-by what I might call ' Fabio-Fascism,' by the dictator-spirit working quietly away behind the fa~ade of constitutional forms, passing a little law (like the Sedition Act) here, endorsing a departmental tyranny there, emphasizing the national need of secrecy elsewhere, and whispering and cooing the so-called ` news 'every evening over the wireless, until opposition is tamed and gulled. Fabio-Fascism is what I am afraid of, for it is the traditional method by which liberty has been attacked in England. It was the method of King Charles I-a gentleman if ever there was one-the method of our enlightened authoritarian gentleman to-day. This Fabio-Fascism is our old enemy, the tyrant :

· He shall mark our goings, question whence we came,
Set his, guards about us, as in Freedom's name.
He shall peep and mutter, and the night shall bring
Watchers 'neath our window, lest we mock the King.

'As in Freedom's name.' How well Rudyard Kipling puts it -though he will scarcely thank me for quoting him.
The most open blow that has been struck lately against freedom of expression in England is the Sedition Act which I have just mentioned. Its official title is the Incitement to Disaffection Act, and it was passed last year by our so-called National Government by the large majority which is always at its command. This act restores the right of General Search (condemned as illegal for the last 170 years), it impedes the moral and political education of the soldier, it encourages the informer, and it can be employed against pacifists. Theie were strong protests against it, which were scarcely reported either by the daily Press or by the B.B.C. The protests were not without effect, and some of the more

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