Benedict Cumberbatch’s Political Message To The Masses From #Setlock (UPDATE)

Noe there’s a thing. You are an actor, you are trying to film a scene from a TV show with a large crowd of adoring fans penned in tweeting your every twitch. But there is something you want to say. And they may provide you with just the opportunity.

So you take it.

This is Benedict Cumberbatch on the current political and media situation, in which a journalist’s boyfriend is detained for nine hours at Hethrow on his way to Brazil without legal counsel under terrorist legislation and a newspaper is ordered to destroy hard drives containing sensitive information by security officers.

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Questions we have a right to ask in a democracy – Cameron, Theresa May, GCHQ, teachers, parents, each other.

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Hard drives smashed, journalists detained at airports – Democracy?

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Schedule 7 prior restraint – is this erosion of civil liberties winning the war on terror?

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What do they not want you to know? And how did they get to know it? Does the exposure of their techniques cause a threat to our security or does it just cause them embarrassment?

And now being uploaded and tweeted around the place. Seems you don’t actually need a Twitter account to take advantage of its reach?

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