Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Big Brother Is Watching The Detectives

And they don't like it. Nor should they. I might return in a future post to the fact that George Orwell is overrated. But he has his uses. When even senior Police Officers are expressing doubts about CCTV and about ID cards, then it really is time for their proponents across the pretend-spectrum of British politics to take notice. The Police do not want to live in that sort of society any more than anyone else does. Good for them. But if they were to return to patrolling the streets on foot, as a preventative rather than a reactive force, then no one would ever suggest that they, or anyone else, needed to live in such a society.

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