Why would anyone want to live in the UK at this point?  Well, if you enjoy having every little detail of your life dictated to you by elitist control freaks then you might like living there.  But most of the rest of the world is absolutely horrified that the UK is being transformed into a hellish Big Brother surveillance society.  The UK truly is on the "cutting edge" when it comes to implementing liberty-killing rules and regulations. Many have pointed out that the United States is becoming a Big Brother police state, but the truth is that the UK is even worse.  The madness going on in the UK is where the rest of the world is headed.  Right now, there are more surveillance cameras per capita in the UK than anywhere else in the world.  If you accidentally drop a couple of potato chips in public or if you whisper a phrase that is not politically correct in a restaurant there is a good chance that you will be hauled into court.  In the UK, the public has been sold the lie that society will be better off if everything and everyone is constantly monitored.  But instead of improving society, what all of this surveillance is really doing is turning the entire nation into a very frightening version of George Orwell's 1984.


Sadly, most of the rest of the globe is going down the exact same path that the UK has gone.  The UK is several years ahead of most of the rest of us, but eventually almost every nation on earth will be just like them.

The following are 21 signs that the UK is being transformed into a hellish Big Brother surveillance society....

#1 A new UK law will allow the government "listening agency" to openly monitor all phone calls, all emails, all website visits, all Facebook status updates and all text messages.

The following is from a recent article in the Telegraph....

Under legislation expected in next month's Queen's Speech, internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the Government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed in "real time", The Sunday Times reported.

#2 Police in the UK use advanced software that enables them to track the "digital footprints" of virtually anyone that they want to investigate.  The following is how one news report in the UK described this software....

The Metropolitan Police has bought Geotime, a security programme used by the U.S. military which tracks suspects' movements and communications and displays them on a three-dimensional graphic.

The software aggregates information gathered from social networking sites, GPS devices like the iPhone, mobile phones, financial transactions and IP network logs to build a detailed picture of an individual's movements.

#3 In the UK there is a "three strikes" rule that allows your entire family to be cut off from the Internet if anyone who lives in your house is accused of copyright infringement three times.

#4 In the UK, free speech on the Internet is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.  A recent UK government report calls for Internet service providers to remove as much "extremist material" from the Internet as possible.  The following is an excerpt from that report....

The Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit does limited but valuable work in challenging internet service providers to remove violent extremist material where it contravenes the law. We suggest that the Government work with internet service providers in the UK to develop a Code of Conduct committing them to removing violent extremist material, as defined for the purposes of section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006. Many relevant websites are hosted abroad: the Government should also therefore strive towards greater international cooperation to tackle this issue.

#5 In the UK, citizens are instructed that those that hold "anti-government beliefs" are potential terrorists and that they should be reported to the authorities immediately.

#6 In the UK there are more surveillance cameras per capita than anywhere else on the entire planet. It has been estimated that there are at least 4.8 million surveillance cameras constantly watching every move that citizens make.

#7 Under new government plans, cameras at UK gas stations will automatically stop any vehicles that do not have insurance or that are not up to date on taxes from being filled with fuel.

#8 In the UK, it is legal for local governments to assign agents to follow citizens secretly without any judicial oversight whatsoever.

#9 There are thousands upon thousands of "dysfunctional families" in the UK that are being subjected to intensive 24-hour video surveillance to make sure that their children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

#10 In the UK, police can demand to see your identification at any time for any reason that they want.

#11 Did you think that "future crime" was just something Tom Cruise had to worry about in the movies?  Well, police in the UK are reportedly very interested in implementing "predictive policing" techniques in an attempt to get a better handle on crime.

#12 Tens of thousands of parents who homeschool their own children in the UK have been forced to undergo criminal background checks before being allowed to do so.

#13 Parents at one school in the UK were forced to undergo criminal background checks to prove that they were not pedophiles before they were allowed to accompany their own children to school Christmas events.

#14 In the UK, if you preach against sin in public there is a good chance that you will be convicted of a hate crime.

#15 Christian ministers in the UK have been told that trying to preach Christianity in an area that is primarily Muslim is essentially a "hate crime".

#16 Simply playing the Bible in public is enough to get you into trouble with the law in the UK.  For example, police once threatened a cafe owner with arrest for silently playing a Bible DVD on a small television on the back wall of his cafe.  The following is an excerpt from a Daily Mail article about this incident....


Mr Murray, 31, was left shocked after he was questioned for nearly an hour by the officers, who arrived unannounced at the premises.

He said he had turned off the Bible DVD after an ‘aggressive inquisition’ during which he thought he was going to be arrested and ‘frog-marched out of the cafe like a criminal’.

#17 In the UK, it is now illegal to photograph the police for any reason whatsoever.

#18 In the UK, if you do not dispose of your trash correctly or if you do not recycle properly, you can be hit with huge fines.  In fact, right now millions of UK citizens actually have microchips in their garbage bins which track their disposal activities.

#19 One 79-year-old retiree in the UK was told that she would be required to have "three warning signs, a 'lookout' and a fluorescent safety jacket" if she wanted to continue to work on her garden.

#20 Government officials in the UK seem absolutely obsessed with gathering information on young children.  The following example is from an article in the Register....

The government obsession with collecting data has now extended to five-year-olds, as local Community Health Services get ready to arm-twist parents into revealing the most intimate details of their own and their child’s personal, behavioural and eating habits.

The questionnaire – or "School Entry Wellbeing Review" – is a four-page tick-box opus, at present being piloted in Lincolnshire, requiring parents to supply over 100 different data points about their own and their offspring’s health. Previously, parents received a "Health Record" on the birth of a child, which contained around eight questions which needed to be answered when that child started school.

#21 Tens of thousands of kids in the UK are being branded as "racist" or "homophobic" and are being put into permanent databases just for using common playground insults.  The following comes from an article by Paul Joseph Watson....

Over 30,000 British schoolchildren, some as young as three, have had their names registered on a government database and branded “racist” or “homophobic” for using playground insults, infractions that could impact their future careers.

In the old days, we were all taught that totalitarian police states such as North Korea, Nazi Germany and the USSR were bad.

But now we are being taught that totalitarian police states are good.

These days we are told that society works better when control freaks are watching, tracking, monitoring and recording virtually everything that we do.

Sadly, advances in technology now make it possible for governments to track and control all of us to a far greater degree than dictators in the past ever dreamed was possible.

With each passing year, the control grids get tighter and we lose even more liberty and freedom.

If we do not stand up for liberty and freedom while we still can, eventually it will be too late.

Please speak out and let your voice be heard.  We simply cannot afford to let the control freaks win.

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#7 is an excellent idea. That would keep most of the toe-rags without insurance off the street. [Although we call them petrol stations - they don't sell much gas].
A lot of the rest is just untrue. Are you a Daily Mail reader?

With regards to #21, we once had a policeman turn up on our doorstep because of my brother, it was about a fall out with a girl at school. The girl had been picking on him calling him names, in retaliation he called her a "vampire because she was from Romania." The girl later told her parents who called the police, and he was given a reprimand for racial abuse. I think for a pretty minor offence out of provocation like that it was unnecessary and just taking it too far... she never got punished for being nasty to him. Why couldn't they simply apologise to each other and leave it at that? Rather than waste police time when there are better things they could be dealing with.

@jaybee994 ... Looking at your profile page I can't really take you seriously ... but you enjoy trolling and insulting my posts ... you're 'avin' a larf

yo ask why would anyone want to live in the uk... well if you dont like it and think it is so bad please belive me when i say you are FREE to leave no big brother is going to stop you in fact i hope and wish you do. if you truly belive the point you mention are true and that is you home work that has found out thease facts then you are a bigger deluded prat than i thought you was

I have lived in England all my life,and do not like the changes I have seen in people and their attitudes,both have changed for the worse.I will not leave,or be forced out of my homeland,on account of not agreeing or liking its politics.

The truth.

Listen please listen to what hatter is saying.Because so much depends on peoples awareness of what is covertly in place,and what it means to all of us that wish to have the right to think and act for ourselves without hurting others.Just to be human beings in the way we are meant to be.Look in the papers,even though media controlled,stories of police brutality,arrogant dictatorial councils and confirmation of the UKs leading role in intrusive cctv are still there as evidence of who is telling the truth.We either wake up and reject what is,not if,is coming,or spend future time ruing our inaction.This is real,just open your eyes.

Im sorry but what the hell are you talking about! The UK is not like this, you make it sound like its a war camp of some sort. Am sorry but most of the cctv around here is in place but is never even on, most of the time its there to try and stop people robbing shops. CCTV is very important when you happen to get mugged and then want to find out who did it! Its not to spy on us, there's only cams in public places like shopping areas and trains and buses , there's not cams on every lamp post or anything of the sort, you make it sound like were all being tagged. ha. if that was true then there wouldnt be so much crime now would there?... Am sorry but you may have researched well into this but ive lived here my whole life and theres nothing of the sort like that anywere near me at all, its just the same as any other place....And no I havnt got my eyes closed, that's just not how it is, and isn't people clamping down on littering a good thing!? And by the way, police and such just dont have the time to go round handing out fines for ever bit of litter dropped, that's just not practical or true at all, if that was true then Birkenhead wouldnt be the mess that it is and there wouldnt be smack heads walking around and getting away with everything now would there.

well said HoroShiro and nmjones2 :)

exactly! If we were all completely and utterly free with out any form of control at all what would this world be like? I bet it would be a complete and utter mess, there always needs to be control in some form at least, even in the natural world animals have a certain control over one another, with out that there would be chaos. we need CCTV to catch the people that make this world hell for others, if people are complaining about it, its prob cus there the ones in the wrong. But at the same time the uk isnt controlled to a massive extent, I dont think that would even be possible haha, were quite a free place when u look at other countries

thank you :)

Have you ever spent a night in Wirral Custody Suite ?......I have and it is like something out of 1984......a temple of the new fascism. Sieg Heil .....welcome to your Brave New World.

The world IS a complete and utter mess.WW2 was fought to supposedly stop the nazi threat,but operation paperclip took the scientists working on their agenda to the USA to continue with their mind control research.Fact,research it.Same agenda,new masters.This is an insult to all who died and were maimed fighting against this very future.Litterbugs are not responsible for where we now find ourselves,the cameras need to be focused on those who are,governments.

You see what is revealed to you in your life,and I see what is revealed to me in mine.My life is very unusual...

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Knowing what actually does go on with pederasty, child abuse, negligence and ******, I am reasonably certain that most of the people put under order of surveillance deserved it, because there has to be proof of an existing wrong doing. The surveillance of such families could be better than splitting them up, putting the offenders in goal and putting the kids into institutional or surrogate care. needless to say, a proportion of these would be in error and unjust. Mistakes are inevitable.<br />
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Apart from that, I agree with you that most of these examples are over zealous.<br />
But there are several answers to it.<br />
One is to join the civil libertarian groups and give energy to lobbying for return to protection of rights, or form a new Liberal Party, which would doubtless attract support enough to threaten the major parties and force them to modify their policies and change their laws.<br />
Campaign for the end of interference in Arab and Muslim countries and their affairs, and provide free education and assistance to Muslims who desire it, also free medicine to Muslims who can't afford it. By being friends, rather than enemies, terrorist would lose all justification for their Fatwas and lose any support they might have from ordinary Muslims in their countries of origin. Once the terrorism is gone, then there is no excuse for the surveillance.<br />
Use alternative means of communication. <br />
Send codes by conventional post, and change code with every E-message. <br />
Take walks in the country-side for face to face conversations. <br />
Use carrier pigeons. <br />
Use radio controlled toy aircraft, but keep their routes away from radio receivers and cameras (we have the Net too so its not so hard.) <br />
Use the pyramid cell structure for spread of information and ideas. <br />
Support all services like Wiki as much as possible.<br />
Write snail-mail letters.<br />
Use unconventional programming like Ubuntu freeware, which makes access harder. No security is infallible, but some are much better than others.<br />
and, keep it clean. Maintain all the above for when seriously needed for the greater social good.

I have to disagree with your suggestion that those who put under observation probably deserved it, one of the things local councils have used the anti-terror laws for is to spy on family's, in order to be positive that people live in the catchment area for the school they are trying to get their kids in. Personally I find this offensive and don't see what it has to do with terrorism, yet that is one way in which these laws are being misused.

I assure you what you say is true ,and worse.Some would welcome the return of jackboots marching with open adulation.

Well said. No wander you are mad.

absoulutely spot on,, i just had a rant to my brother earlier about the same sort of stuff but it fell on deaf ears,, i live in fife, scotland!! great to here someone voicing the true opinion of the people,, i think you deserve a pat on the back mate!! This countrys going down the toilet and everyone is just going down with it! time to get the hell out of here, hell would probably be better than here right now,, you would probably have more freedoms,, scotland is free!?? my arse!! <br />
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Its time to take the power back!!

What do you expect we are being run by kids out of university who are brought up on computer games and computers,also Europe now dictates 75% of our laws.Bring back comman sense,let schools discipline children slipper or cane,at moment if kids want a day off they don't need to play hookey just swear at a teacher.Suspended!

you rock. thank you for opening our eyes and mind.

Yes, the proposed legislation is one in a long line of Big Brother legislation brought in especially in recent years. I was horrified to hear of the latest proposal but not surprised.

Well done to Tony Bliar for signing up to the War on Terror. All these measures are used as justification to combat a previously non-existent threat.<br />
Doesn't it make you proud to be British ?

@... xxRoom101xx ... I could say the same of you ... but I took the time and effort to find out ... open your eyes ... before you trash a story with a offhand flippant remark ... I don't comment on your underage sex stories or why you only have female friends aged 18 .... so naff off

i ask again.......what underage sex stories???? look again at my circle idiot.

lmfao..............what part of Britain are you living in????<br />
don't bother to answer mate, because it'll probably be as much rubbish as the rest of your piece.

I could say the same of you ... but I took the time and effort to find out ... open your eyes ... before you trash a story with a offhand flippant remark ... I don't comment on your underage sex stories or why you only have female friends aged 18 .... so naff off

Woodwork squeaks and out come the freaks...are you a copper by any chance xxRoomxx ?

clearly you employed the same quality of research when looking at my profile as you did when writing the above. and to i'm not a copper. look at my profile. i'm a photographer.

You are awsome!

why thank you Temperance........oh wait! that wasn't directed at me was it? it was meant for the bad ;)

I live here and can vouch for the truth hatters words.In fact,its worse than he describes.Im community mobbed and you probably know all about what that entails.

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Point 5 and 8 sound like Germany at the time of Hitler's regime.

are you guys in england ahead of the USA in this race to a police state thing, or is this just part of the dark we merikans are kept in?

Couple of things to add to this, some police forces keep DNA on file of people who have never been convicted of a crime, and some schools (I think mainly in Scotland) have biometric data on children as young as four!!!! WTF is this country coming to???

That is ****** up!