Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tony Blair is watching you

Rue Britannia
Big Brother has well & truly arrived & he talks with a Pommy accent. In England and Wales, proposed amendments to the 2004 Children Act will allow:
The home life of every child in the country.. to be recorded on a national database.. details of school performance, diet & even whether their parents provide a 'positive role model' for 12 million children will be held by the Govt. Police, social workers, teachers & doctors will have access to the database & have powers to flag up 'concerns' where children are not meeting criteria laid down by the state.
Chilling. To think that historically, the Brits were so instrumental in developing our modern laws, legal methods & processes - a legal system that protected and affirmed the rights of individuals. What went wrong? And more importantly, will this development encourage our motley crew in the Beehive to follow suit?


Lewis said...

A national database by proxy, by the sounds of it...

phil said...

I can easily imagine it happening here in Helengrad.