Nanny, as we all know, is greatly enamoured by the latest developments in surveillance techniques and technology.
She is enchanted at the possibility of being able to monitor the activities of her "charges" twenty four hours a day.
Needless to say she assures us that it is all for our own protection, and that we have nothing to fear from CCTV and her other weapons of observation.
Well, she would say that wouldn't she?
Unfortunately, for the good people of Sefton Merseyside, these assurance have proven to be a little hollow.
It is reported that police are investigating a trio of Sefton council employed "Peeping Toms", who allegedly trained a council CCTV camera on a woman's flat in Bootle.
The hapless modern day peepers have been suspended, "pending a full internal investigation into alleged breaches of the council's policies and procedures".
The more powers and technology that Nanny hands out to her minions in our "beloved and respected" councils, the more likely it is that they will abuse them.
This is the way that dictatorships begin, you have been warned!