Thursday, November 02, 2006

Britain is "surveillance society".

The BBC has today the 'startling' news that Britain is 'surveillance society'. I find it amazing that this reality can be presented as news, although it is great that a mainstream media outlet like the BBC is highlighting the issue of surveillance.

Britons has long ago given up their right to privacy in the public space. No wait, Britons have never had that right. The British Bill of Rights from 1689 is a Bill of Rights for Parliament, not individual citizens. Britain, by never having adopted an entrenched constitution with individual rights, does not have any legal protection of its citizens. Only indirectly via the Human Rights Act 1998, does the European Convention of Human Rights to some extent protect individual rights. Britain is in effect an elected dictatorship of Parliamentarians who have no limit to their power.

That's why surveillance cameras (I refuse to use the misleading term CCTV's) has been allowed to appear in every size and shape by public and private operators to the point where Britain has abandoned any sense of decency its is surveilance of the population.


At 07 November, 2006 11:01, Blogger karlund said...

Preach on brother!


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