Canadian living in the UK here, some stuff to note on that Counter-Terrorist document.
Just wanted to remind people about how much the UK government can actually strip away your "human rights" without a second thought. There is no right to organize, no right to free speech etc etc like some governments that have to pretend that they actually respect those, but instead the UK does not have a codified constitution and therefore beyond the HRA of 1998 there is no basis of human rights in the UK. Basically, because of that recent document saying that the Green party is an extremist group, I'm now under the the conditions for being part of an extremist group because even though I'm not associated with the Green Party, because my DISTRICT went green, the entire district is now shoehorned in there. That's right, the entire fucking district. And they can do this because A: an uncodified constitution means that any civil liberties and personal freedoms can be made redundant if a judgement can be found from any case from any point in the UK's history, and based on Entick v Carrington (1765) if the government simply quotes a counter-terrorist act, that counts as legal precedence as an Act of Parliament. Oh and what little human rights the HRA provides might soon be gone since the current government has made it quite clear that they want to get rid of the HRA due to the "prosecution of British soldiers under Articles 3 and 15 for war crimes"(Conservative Party Manifesto 2015-17). Yep, they're not even hiding the fact anymore. So if you live in that district that went green or any of the SNP or Plaid Cymru districts, Ol' Boris now has complete unrestricted access to your Cookies thanks to good ol' Counter-Terrorism and lack of any legal case saying otherwise. And remember, an edgy joke has no tone on the internet and gets flagged regardless, tread as if Poe's law is always in effect.
We're so fucked.