Government plans CCTV surveillance in 20,000 homes
Not content with CCTV on every street corner, the retention of all telephone records and emails, the incessant snooping into one’s internet viewing, or plans to issue every citizen with an ID card, the Government is about to force thousands of ‘problem’ families in the country to live with 24-hour CCTV surveillance ‘in a bid to cut back on child abuse and neglect’.
Apparently, 2000 families are already monitored in this fashion: the plan is to extend it to 20,000 at a total estimated cost of £400million.
Under these ‘Family Intervention Projects’, parents will be monitored to make sure children go to bed on time, eat proper meals and attend school.
And Ed Balls wants to see such projects in every local authority area ‘because every area has families that need support’.
Is that now the euphemism for spying?
According to a recent report, the UK has a staggering 4.2 million CCTV cameras – representing 20 per cent of the world’s cameras globally. And they are all watching us in the name of ‘safety’ and for our ‘support’.
With the nationalisation of MPs and the state funding of the nation’s politics, our state-assured safety and state-contracted support amount to nothing more than a dictatorship of conditions and compulsions. And not only in the behavioural sphere, but also in the realm of thought. For no doubt these families will have their television-viewing monitored in order to ensure compliance with the ‘correct’ media diet of moderation, neutrality and relativism.
And no doubt the Thought Police will swoop down on any family which dares to express politically or religiously ‘incorrect’ views.
New Labour. New Britain.
O brave new world.