OK, first read this report.
Then watch this report.
Seems to me that conservatives and liberals can agree on how appalling this is, even if they disagree about how to characterise what is wrong. A conservative might talk about institutions that have stood the test of time; the liberal might talk about human rights violations. What I'm interested to know, however, is how to characterise the sort of government that would do these things, that would make these things possible, that would be in hock to private interests in such a craven way. Fascistic?
I just can't believe it! (I find myself having more and more regular Victor Meldrew moments....)