Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Lampposts Have Ears

Lampposts Have Ears
Those of you worried by the number of CCTV appliances that Nanny has erected (can I say erected?) throughout the length and breadth of the country, may now have cause for further concern.

Nanny's chums in the police and much respected local councils are considering attaching microphones to cameras, so that Nanny can eavesdrop on conversations in the street.

Seemingly, the microphones can detect conversations 100 yards away and record aggressive exchanges before they become violent.

Police, councils and transport officials in London have shown an interest in installing them before the 2012 Olympics.

There are more than 4.2m CCTV cameras in the UK, with the average person being filmed more than 300 times a day.

Don't worry though, the Association of Chief Police Officers has said that a full public debate over the microphones' impact on privacy will be needed before they can be introduced.

So that's alright then!


  1. Anonymous7:46 PM

    This may be an interesting idea. A few sensible trial locations would prove the benefit to we mere members of the public. Perhaps we could be allowed to suggest a list of worthwhile trial locations.

    Shall I start?

    1. 10 Downing Street in the cabinet room.

    2. The back of David Miliband's underpants in an attempt to hear something sensible.

    3. David Cameron's bicycle.

    4. The Grauniad's editorial meetings.

    5. All BBC management meetings especially any connected with budgets and how they are to be spent.

    6. ACPO meetings and telephone conversations between members.

    7. The Bar Steward's boudoirs.

    8. All official Limos.

    9. Any meeting about anything that Tessa Jowell has anywhere.

    10. Margaret Beckett's caravan. Mainly to see if she ever says anything sensible even in private.

    Please feel completely free (for now) to make additional suggestions or substitutions.

  2. Anonymous12:37 PM

    I must live in a parallel universe, because I NEVER hear these "public consultations" that Nanny and her minions often talk about.
    Is "public consultation" the same as "fait accompli"?

  3. Anonymous11:41 AM

    where i live in tameside manchester they are on houseing estates for our safety nanny says not to spy on us.what next will we after explane why were not in bed by 10 oclock .