Life in Jolly Olde England - state monitoring

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Just wonderful -- and the joke is that nobody has protested this encroachment... From the London Daily Mail:
March of the dustbin Stasi: Half of councils use anti-terror laws to watch people putting rubbish out on the wrong day
More than half of town halls admit using anti-terror laws to spy on families suspected of putting their rubbish out on the wrong day.

Their tactics include putting secret cameras in tin cans, on lamp posts and even in the homes of 'friendly' residents.

The local authorities admitted that one of their main aims was to catch householders who put their bins out early.

The shocking way in which the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act - an anti-terror law - is being used was revealed through freedom of information requests made by the Daily Mail.

MPs and civil liberties groups last night accused councils of using the draconian powers for trivial reasons.
This is just so wrong on so many different levels. Not only the idea that the government has these powers but the cost to the taxpayer for the time and equipment. All for garbage.

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