wait, what?

Aug. 3rd, 2009 07:31 pm
hradzka: (commies)
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Man, I thought the UK had taken the Nanny State as far as it was possible to go under a democracy, but I've just been proved wrong:

THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.


Wow.

I just. WOW.

Date: 2009-08-04 12:05 am (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Head shot of Black Canary of DC Comics (General: Thinking)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
You know, I look at this, and I think about my favorite RPG, and the idea of what London became in that game...and wonder if some writers are more prophetic than others.

Date: 2009-08-04 03:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brownbetty
…Do they have electric shock collars on, to administer corrective stimulous?

Honestly, this sounds like another bad Aldous Huxley derivative short-fiction.

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