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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Tuesday, 10 January 2006

'Asbo TV' - do you think this is a good idea?

I know this government is obseesed with turning us into the country with the highest level of video surveillance in the world, but this latest refinement is startling, to say the least.

No doubt a middle class person such as me will be accused of not understanding the concerns of people living in deprived inner-city areas and such observations are probably justified, but I do wonder whether the residents of Shoreditch will be quite so sanguine about this whole operation once one of their number has become the unwitting participant in the snooping activities of some of their neighbours. Bizarre! We seem as a nation to be glibly sliding towards a Police State, with nary a concern.

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