For most bloggers and hacks, the end of the year is a time to look back at some of the best moments from the previous 12 months. But I'm a miserable bastard. So instead I thought I'd make a list of some of the low points for freedom and democracy in the UK in 2009. I'm thinking of those things which offend against the very notion of a free society; the kind people refuse to believe until you show them the proof.
Here's my list, in no particular order, to get things going. Please add any more you can think of in the comments (there have been so many I'm sure to have missed some...)
…are there any I've missed?