1. Make guns illegal and the innocent unable to defend themselves against armed criminals or government thugs.
2. Subjugate parliament to your will by stuffing the place with thieving, lying, criminal non-entities who will vote for anything the three line whip tells ‘em to.
3. Remove the right to silence on arrest.
4. Make citizens prove they own stuff legally and thereby reverse the relationship between citizen and state where it is supposed to be accountable to you.
5. Restrict the right to trial by jury because some laws are just to complex for the proles to get but ignore the irony that if people can’t understand a law to judge it, how could they realistically obey it.
6. Make citizens seek your consent, before they protest against you. Have the implicit idea implanted in their heads that you have the right to say no.
7. Increase the amount of time you can detain anyone without trial or charge.
8. Make some courts entirely secret, make reporting of proceedings a crime.
9. Ensure a supranational body like the EU, that you can neither elect nor dismiss has power to pass laws on a wide range of issues in your country
10. Remove the rules on double jeopardy, so the state can keep prosecuting citizens, for the same alleged crime, until they get the result, they want
11. Pass laws making certain views illegal, like hate-crimes and arrest people for holding views you don’t like from the political to the trivial.
12. Have the toughest libel laws in the world that only the very wealthy can ever access and pretend you don’t want government restriction of the press but those pesky Lib dems might just force you, reluctantly, to muzzle ‘em.
13. Introduce an ID card, so that not being able to prove who you are, when challenged by the state becomes a crime !!!! even though you know, this will have no impact at all on “terrorism” or benefit fraud (whichever is your latest nonsense to justify it).
14. Decide there are countries you kinda don’t like; invade them or back unknown loons on the other side and cause utter carnage and murder on a grand scale and make tough sounding speeches, whilst remaining safely 7,000 miles away yourself.
15. Rely on the weak-minded to think “Well if you’ve nothing to hide you’ve nothing to fear….and anyway, I’m not a terrorist” whilst they are distracted by televised singing and dancing contests that they get to vote in.
16. Ensure that actual voting is pointless and the major issues of the day are off the table and never discussed. Realise that the most hopelessly enslaved are those who do not know they are enslaved.
17. Have a state-run and state-owned broadcaster that is pro-state.
18. Run a permanent budget deficit. Have no coherent plan to remotely get finances back to balance. Rely on counterfeiting of fiat currency.
19. Ensure your state run schools barely educate anymore (no point teaching the proles to think, they might see you for what you are) but keep up a remorseless barrage of propaganda of dubious educational value to ensure conditioning.
20. Maintain victimless prohibition-type crimes on the statute books and claim your policies are ‘working’ when it is obvious to anyone who can think they have failed. Hope the population don’t see the war on drugs is a war on them.
21. Tax people at insanely high levels so they lack the income to take care of ‘emselves and will always depend on you for health, education and housing. After a couple of generations of this, most will be simply unable to comprehend alternatives to your useless, rickety services. Some of the ‘hard-of-thinking’ may even regard such alternatives as ‘evil’ in some way.
22. Have a really big public sector workforce so people rely upon you for income. Employ simpletons with no real transferable skills in pointless jobs and make it obvious that outside of the state they would be much worse off. Stand back and watch ‘em defend it with their very souls.
That’s how I would do it. Thank God we don’t live in such a society.