Bare days after the largely unpredicted and hugely unsatisfactory election outcome, this quote:
“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens ‘as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone’.”
I’m sure it has a specific context, but it is a soundbite and soundbites are always finessed for accuracy and impact before being released into the world (by MiniTrue?). In the face of the imminent culling of the Human Rights Act this is a frightening statement of intent. All you law-abiding folk have got away with it for too long, and we’re coming for you even if you don’t break any laws. You can’t over-analyse this quote; it’s simply 1984-esque.