Britain is now an authoritarian state. It's official.
The British government can now force a married couple to sleep in separate rooms so they can not have "relations" with one another. They can now impose restrictions on business owvers on how they run their business - a photographer can be forced to do portrait photography only or a chauffeur forced to accept only corporate contracts. The government says so.
Meg Munn, a junior minister, has emphasised that it is illegal to allow married couples to share a room at a guest house or hotel while not allowing homosexuals the same right.
Miss Munn said a wedding photographer who refused a gay wedding booking should take up portrait photography instead, while a chauffeur who declined to work with homosexuals must specialise in corporate travel.
When a state has the authority to interfere in our lives to such a degree it is no longer a liberal democracy - it is authoritarian. Next step is totalitarianism.
Hayek, warned us of this in "The Road To Serfdom". Looks like the we're nearing the end of that road.