Daily Express |Sin bins for worst families — It’s more and more amazing to me how much Orwellian guff the British public will tolerate. What is wrong with them?

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.

Found by Micah Phillips.

  1. Somebody_Else says:

    I don’t get the logic behind this. The cameras are worthless without someone to watch. Wouldn’t it just make more sense to have government workers call and visit the “problem families” regularly?

    It would probably be cheaper, and while they wouldn’t have a 24/7 view into the home I’m sure it would be just as effective at preventing abuse. Nobody is actually going to watch the video until after the abuse occurs anyway.

    Things are looking grim over on airstrip one…

  2. Carcarius says:

    Sounds like Brazil, the movie that is.

  3. Breetai says:

    Has Britain been completely neutered? If not maybe it should be stopping them from breeding would fix this from being a problem in the future.

  4. Traaxx says:

    We’re not far behind. Once we have Government health care, the government has a greater stake in keeping children healthy.

    In Britain the right of the individual has been subsumed to the right of the collective.

    One doesn’t have the right to self-defense, it’s the state that retains all rights of public protection.

    One doesn’t have the right to raise your children, the children are the property of the state.

    This is the natural logic of government once you go away from the rights of the individual being subordinated to rights of the collective.

    And once you have to collective it always reverts to the collective will being expressed through one individual. This is how all the monarchs ruled, how Stalin ruled, Mao, Napoleon and all Totalitarian states.

    When Hitler came to power, many of the elites subscribed to the idea that a benevolent dictator was the way to go. Again today we have our elites prescribing that form of rule, they may say it’s only for the benefit of the whole, but it’s only for their own selfish perverted ends.

    A revolution is going on, a revolution not of the middle class, but of the Elite Wealthy and Political Class. Time grows short, as a new dark age descends upon mankind. Only by rights of the individual being held as supreme can we idiologically hope to resist.


  5. chuck says:

    I seem to remember that during the cold war, in East Germany, a significant portion of the population (it could have been as much as 1/3) were actually on the government payroll as informants, watching the rest of the population.

    20,000+ cameras means at least 5,000 watchers, and another 5,000 “enforcement” officers. Here’s a radical idea: stop paying deadbeats money. They can either starve or get a job. The kids are better of in a day-care center – which only requires 1 CCTV camera.

  6. Micromike says:

    This is Coming Soon to the United States of America. It’s for our own good and people will feel safer in their own homes with the government watching.

    My only remaining curiosity is whether the public will demand it or the Dept. of Homeland Security will force it on us.

  7. UK Inmate number 3348362324 says:

    JCD, I live in the UK so I will try and answer your question:
    You can draw parallels with other repressive regimes – most go on for along time without people rising up en-mass. In the case of the UK there has been no rapid coup, just a slow turning up of the heat so most people I talk to don’t even realise the country has turned into a stinking hell-hole. Some people are aware and do make a stand but if you try jackbooted thugs will stamp on your face.

  8. **sniff sniff** smells like The Daily Mail to me …. (Daily Express is the Daily Mail’s evening paper) …..

  9. Robart says:

    This would be great for the US. 500,000 cameras purchased by the government. Twice that many people employed to maintain the cameras. 2-3 times that many people to monitor the cameras. Catering, junkets, training seminars…this is a job creator! Give it to Pelosi to sell….VOTE FOR JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!…YEAH!!!!!!

  10. bill says:

    You probably, already have the cameras (web cameras) (cell phone cameras) That (little evil eye) on your cable box…

    We already know what you have been doing and you will be punished!

    Remember to take your medicine!

  11. ECA says:

    (Im sorry to say, I have no kids)

    I would suggest a better way.
    Have them move IN WITH a certain person, or THAT person with the Parents..And help them.
    2 things happen.
    1, you get to see WHATS HAPPENING, and what is causing the problems. Forget the camera’s.
    2, you can TRAIN them rather then PUNISH them. SHOW them What works to correct their problems.

    There are problems that are not so easy to fix.
    Money, Economy, Paying rent, food, WORK, and many other LEGAL things can be causing the problem.

  12. ECA says:

    as to cameras, monitoring EVERYONE..
    as soon as the gov has AS MANY monitoring THEMSELVES, including the representatives, Queen and all of them..MADE public to be watched, DAY AND NITE..
    I would consider being monitored.

  13. MikeN says:

    Is that a picture of Sean Penn, John Tururro, or John Kerry?

  14. Mr Diesel says:

    The only way that f*cking c*nt Pelosi would support having that many cameras in the US is if she owned part of the company and it was located in her district.

  15. Benjamin says:

    Wonder what is keeping someone from hanging a coat on the camera in order to not to be videotaped. I would go crazy being watched at all hours.

  16. Miguel says:

    China and the UK are currently the great pioneers of Big Brother tech. Watch what happens in these two countries to know what will happen in yours.

  17. Norman Speight says:

    You are S O right!
    What has happened to the Brits.
    All we – and most other people on the planet want is this.
    Some way to LEGITIMATELY get rid of – like straight away, not at the next election – the very people who impose these things.
    Bear in mind. The elected ones don’t actually run this country. We have a permanent set of civil servants who are protected (by legislation) from investigation, from any penalties, and who enjoy HUGE salaries and guaranteed pensions, the deficit of which is approaching as I write, £800 BILLION. These peoople spend their life implementing these measures, which are then so defended by the politicians.
    I’m no lefty so please explain to me just how ‘Democracy’ which we all are promoting in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places, helps us to deal with this. I’d love to know (please don’t suggest the vote, that’s a load of crap)

  18. deowll says:

    No wonder the brits are going extinct.

    And for you non relgious sorts; if this isn’t hell what is it?

  19. Hugh Ripper says:

    Maybe they can turn a buck on the whole thing by creating a reality TV series based on the footage.

  20. I think Government taking too much of advantage… This is privacy matter… putting cctv camera’s at home is privacy issue…


  21. jtrbug says:

    the best solution is not to monitor these people but to sterilize them.

  22. anonymous says:

    This sounds double-plus-ungood.


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