Ed Driscoll

England's Green And Surveilled Land

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At Reason, Bill Flanigen writes, “The BBC has some pretty graphics charting, on the basis of information from various UK municipalities, the growth of CCTV on Airstrip One. It’s not pretty:”

One of the most dramatic revelations is that both the Shetland Islands Council and Corby Borough Council—among the smallest local authorities in the UK—have more CCTV cameras than the San Francisco Police Department….

But a tiny though equally leftwing nearby town is doing their damndest to catch up: “Tiburon, CA will photograph and record license plate of every visitor to town.”

“1984 A user manual for lefties; a warning for the rest of us.”