Wednesday, 30 July 2008

"A Surveillance Society?" - what's the question mark for?

Via the Register, I find the government's response to a Home Office select committee report which muses over the panopticon control freak snooper state that England has descended into.

According to the Register:

"There is plenty of fine waffle in support of guidelines, high level reviews and impact assessments – although it is hard to shake the sense that wherever any of these come into conflict with what government wants, they will end up being no obstacle at all...

...Just keep repeating the same bland reassurance and take no notice of substantive criticism. In time, it will all just fade away."

In modern day England, the right of privacy and the presumption of innocence is no longer for us but only for the state, to hide its crimes, abuses and perverted, voyeuristic tendencies.

2 comments:

rightwingprof said...

We have our share of nanny staters, but it seems to be much worse over there. What's going on? Why the public complacency?

Trooper Thompson said...

That's a tricky question to answer succinctly. I'll have to write a post on it and throw a few ideas together.