The government wants to take away our right to a free and uncensored Internet. Aside from being thick enough to believe this to be possible, they are also completely inept at implementing such policies. Here are a variety of ways in which you can bypass the content filters forced upon the people of the UK.
Pick a proxy server from https://proxy.org and set it as your proxy in your browser.
TOR is an open network with the goal of defeating Internet censorship. However it is highly likely that governments run or monitor many of the exit nodes, so keep that in mind when using it. That is, however, likely the case for many other VPN options too.
If you have a server lying around and want a VPN for a short while, you can set it up as a SOCKS proxy over SSH by running the following command:
ssh -ND 9999 user@some-ip-here
You can then set your proxy settings in your browser as mentioned in the VPN section with a SOCKS proxy on 127.0.0.1, port 9999.
Quickly set up OpenVPN on your own server or a VPS provider (such as Digital Ocean or GreenQloud by following this tutorial from Digital Ocean.
If you're using the router provided by a major UK ISP, chances are high that is sucks. Have a look at some of the following router and firewall projects to find a better alternative:
Check out this list from TorrentFreak for a list of VPN providers who take privacy seriously.
Why not change your ISP to a smaller business which cares about your privacy and provides better customer care than the major providers?
Reduce the chances of anyone defeating your choice of anonymising your Internet usage by combining multiple methods. If you're using an OpenVPN tunnel on your router, why not also use another tunnel on your computer to a different server? It might be slower, but it will be a much greater hassle for anyone trying to track you.
I'll be monitoring the comment threads on the sites where this was originally shared for improvements and feedback. I'm sure you'll understand my reasons for wanting to remain anonymous, given how our country is changing.
Long Live the Free Internet