Orwellian Britain - Latest news bite on the BBC

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  1. So we have more CCTV cameras than our European friends, A bigger DNA database and now reported on the BBC news site;


    They (The BBC) say there is a whitehall paper circulating suggesting that our doctors (there goes Medical In Confidence), council officials and organisations that deal with people on a day to day basis, should inform the poilice giving details, if we (their clients) may have voilent tendancies, E.G through mental health problems, drink problems etc.

    So that is most war pensioners of late on their may be a risk to the public list :)

    George Orwell may have been out by a few years (He wrote about 1984), but I think he saw the future quite clearly.

  2. This is what you may expect by 2009:


    The legislation is already in place with the exception of 90 days detention which the government are now lobbying for to replace the extended 28-day dention they recently managed to obtain from a docile Parliament.
  3. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

  4. Medics (psychiatrists in particular) have the power to detain someone under current Mental Health legislation for the purposes of their receiving treatment if they represent a threat to themselves or others.

    The new Mental Health Bill suggests extending this power to nurses, social workers, occupational therapists and extending the range of the powers so that someone may be detained (or "sectioned") to get them off the streets, rather than to receive treatment.
  5. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer

    Oh stop it. As a full-on lefty Guardian reading Pinko and civil rights fan, I know this...

    Trick Cyclists are thin on the ground. Very often when Nutty Boy stops taking his Lithium because the voices have stopped, its nurses and junior social workers who notice it. So give them a fast track to action if he's sitting there with a 12" kitchen knife talking to somebody noone else can see? Ask the families of innocent people murdered by patients who have begged to be sectioned?

    Citing George Orwell is a bit over the top.

    1984 was about a manipulative Government that spied on its citizens every move and perpetuated a pointless and destructive war in order to maintain fear in the hearts of the population, thus allowing the Government to get away with...

    Hang about... er...