“We can see you”.
Posted by Big John on May 21, 2007
Speaking on the BBC’s ‘Politics Show’ the Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, Ian Readhead, said Britain is in danger of becoming an “Orwellian” society because of growing surveillance.
There are believed to be about 4.2 million closed circuit TV cameras in Britain, about one for every 14 people. The bloody things are everywhere, and it is said that the average person can be seen on CCTV about 300 times per day.
Whether you are picking your nose or scratching your arse someone is watching … and as for … wiping your arse ? … I wonder !
Blimey ! They even have cameras that talk to you if you drop litter on the high street … “You vill now pick up zat ‘Starbucks’ cup, or I vill zend a human to fine you on zee spot!” … How long before this becomes … “or I vill zap you viz my 50,000 volt built-in Taser” ?
Apparently a small town in Mr. Readhead’s area has spent £10,000 on CCTV cameras …
“I’m really concerned about what happens to the product of these cameras, and what comes next? If it’s in our villages, are we really moving towards an Orwellian situation where cameras are at every street corner?” … asks this senior copper … he added … “I really don’t think that’s the kind of country that I want to live in”.
Well, nor do I mate !
So does this mean that we will now see a new enlightened police strategy when it comes to surveillance ?
Well, not if you read today’s latest BBC report it doesn’t.
Yes, It’s a go anywhere surveillance ‘drone’ … Well, go almost anywhere.
What next a submarine one ? … Blimey! … I could be right …
… about what’s lurking around the bend !