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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Big Brother

You know how Nanny keeps telling us that all these CCTV cameras that she has erected (can I say erected?) are all for our own good, and that we have nothing to worry about?

May I suggest that you don't go to Cardiff Bay in Wales then.

It seems that householders in Cardiff Bay have been spied on by security guards, using the National Assembly's high-powered cameras.

Five guards were caught using closed-circuit cameras to watch people in their homes and hotel rooms.

However, and here is the really "odd" thing, none of the security guards who are employed by the National Assembly was fired.

Errmmmm...shouldn't they have Been?

Doesn't this rather say something about Nanny's attitude to our personal privacy etc?

Needless to say, The Assembly initially refused to comment on the scandal when it was revealed by a local paper - the Echo.

It needed to use of the Freedom of Information laws to force the Assembly to confirm the five had been caught "turning the cameras towards private dwellings".

Tory AM Jonathan Morgan said:

"This is absolutely disgraceful.

I would expect people in these circumstances

to have been sacked as opposed to have

been given a warning. There could certainly

be recourse under civil proceedings

under the Human Rights Act.

The police should have been called

in immediately. The privileges of MI5 or

M16 to spy on people do not extend to

security guards in Cardiff Bay.

Those people who had been spied

upon should have been informed

Nanny doesn't give a stuff!


  1. Anonymous12:24 PM

    "Well, if the people who happened to be in the way of teh camera's view were doing nothing wrong they would have nothing to fear."

    "The guards were only doing their guarding job ...."

    "It's good to know the cameras work as well as that ...."

    "Homes and hotel rooms are not sanctuaries from the responsibilities of humanity ... after all a hotel is a place of work for many people and almost every council official is expecting rights to invade people's 'private' dwellings within the next few years so why not get used to the idea now? At least a camera does not involve the invasion of ones space by some smelly individual."

    Takne from "Any excuse will do." A book I will be preparing as soon as I have enough hours of video recorded.


  2. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Not a new trick, but at least in Liverpool the offenders got some punishment

  3. Anonymous10:38 PM

    We are not 'citizens' or 'voters', we are an absolute inconvenience that regularly gets in the way of the efficient running of the country.
    Unless and until you fully understand this, Nanny will have to keep doing things that upset you; 'it's for your own good' that you need to be constantly reminded that your 'rights' depend on the kindness of our masters.
    So shut up, like good little slaves and stop whining, just remember (as somebody famous once said) Nanny Knows Best.

  4. Anonymous10:45 PM

    btw grant,
    If you ever get round to writing the book and you're looking for contributions.............(no, I don't mean cash)

  5. Anonymous11:16 PM


    Perhaps we should set up a private web site to collect contributions from specially invited individuals.

    Mind you, a quick Google search shows that there are a few people seemingly ahead of our game on this one.


    Oh well, either we need to be very specific to a vertical market or simply plagiaise what already exists.