CCTV surveillance a waste of time says senior police officer
Monday, 24 August 2009 18:54

One crime solved per 1,000 CCTV cameras, that's the truth of the matter.

We are all photographed at least 300 times a day and those images are poured over by an army of faceless watchers with a pitiful result. Basically it's a waste of time and money, but most of us know that anyway.

It's good for catching the odd motorist straying into a bus lane, of nipping into a newsagent to buy a paper and leaving the car on double-yellows, but nothing more.

So why is this government so wedded to CCTV and surveillance?

Why are we forbidden to take liquids onto aircraft and submitted to intimate searches by inept and heavy-handed staff in airports?

The answer is simple, Labour is the party of control. Remember the soviet era with a political officer in every workplace and apartment block - that's were Labour have taken us, straight to Orwell's nightmare 1984.

Fear in the population is what keeps politicians in a job, by making us afraid they can present themselves as the only ones who can save the country.

Only a fews days ago Gordon Brown was telling us that if British troops were withdrawn from Afghanistan we would have terrorists on our streets. That's simply not true, it just serves to keep the gullible living in fear.

Same with the air travel, by the time you arrive at the airport the most danerous part of your journey is over - that's the road transportation!



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