>>"By installing GPS monitoring equipment in your vehicle to determine the charges for road-use that will apply to you. Thus, someBODY will have a nice complete record of your movements. No doubt it'll be handily stored next to your phone & email logs, and your DNA records."
That might impinge on your privacy (or at least your car's privacy) but it doesn't necessarily impinge on your freedom to travel,
If you're planning on going somewhere (for legal, dubious or illegal activities) which is so sensitive that merely parking close to your destination could arouse suspicion, then even now you'd probably be better advised to walk the last bit of the journey.
Secretly plotting to overthrow or embarrass the government? Probably best not all drive to the house of your cell leader.
Visiting your mistress (or your Mistress)? Might be an idea to park a street or two away.
Were anyone to get flagged up as someone whose driving records were of interest, likely their movements could be followed fairly well from their mobile records, who they have talked to could be found out from phone and email records, etc.
It seems like the people who would have reasonable reasons not to have their movements possibly traceable would also have to be careful to avoid leaving trails by any other methods.
If they were going to bother being that careful, then they could probably manage to get to suspicious locations other than by driving straight to them.
>>"Done nothing wrong? You don't need to have. With this level of information those in power will be able to fabricate whatever they like about your activities."
Why would they bother?
Aren't there enough people they are concerned about?
If The Powers That Be really wanted to frame me for something, they could easily do it already by planting a little bit of forensic evidence, just as they could easily have done in the past by getting police to make up a confession.
Vehicle movement records alone wouldn't necessarily be much use - if someone could find out my car had been driven from Bristol to Ipswich and back on given dates, that would be useless information for someone trying to frame me for a crime in Ipswich unless they also knew I was in the car, and that I didn't have an alibi for the time they wanted to frame me for.
For all they knew, I could have driven to Ipswich and then immediately got a lift to Edinburgh with 4 impeccable witnesses.
If they'd need to have had contemporary surveillance to be sure where I was and what I was doing, how would the vehicle records actually help them?
Honestly, the feeling I get is that some people have a pretty inflated idea of their own importance.
Given how easy it was for the government to pretty much ignore all the Iraq protests, on the scale *they* were on, I'm wondering which people think their own opinion (and their presentation of that opinion) is so universally convincing and so threatening to the Establishment that a massive state conspiracy will frame them if they even think about speaking their mind?
If such people actually do exist, what is their past history of actually doing anything meaningful?
To frame a critic in order to silence any others only seems likely to really work when people widely suspect that charges were trumped-up.
Try doing it a few times and it gets pretty hard to get anyone to believe that the charges are actually correct.
That's the kind of thing you can only really get away with when you already have a seriously oppressive state, and as such, it's more a symptom than a cause of loss of freedom.