One-fourth of worlds CCTVs are deployed in bureaucratic and authoritarian UKMarch 9th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.9 (ANI): A quarter of the world’’s CCTV cameras are deployed in Britain, which is increasingly becoming a bureaucratic and authoritarian state, a study of Labour’’s decade in power claims. According to The Telegraph, national debt is running at 175,000 pounds per household, five times more than thought, while each year the Government has passed 3,500 regulations, along with 100,000 pages of rules and explanation.
The studys author, Eammon Butler, a director of the leading think tank the Adam Smith Institute, claimed that two publishers because of the unconventional nature of the content had turned down his book. Among the claims in the book are that Britain has a quarter of the world’’s CCTV cameras, the largest of any country and that taxes have risen by 51 per cent since 1997.
In the audit of 10 years of the Labour Government, Dr Butler says that there are now 1,406 litter wardens and dog catchers who have been given powers to levy on the spot fines.
Dr Butler said he wrote the book because he got “so angry about the way that they have no concept of the rule of law”.
Dr Butler found that in just one year - 2006/7 - half of the 722,464 DNA samples collected by the police came from children, including a seven-month year old girl.
One in nine hospital patients picks up an infection during their stay on a ward, while the total cost of outstanding claims against the NHS is 9.2 billion pounds.
He said that 30,000 of the 200,000 people who die of cancer and strokes each year would survive “if they lived anywhere else in northern Europe”.
Dr Butler also claimed in the book that the number of people receiving state benefits has risen from 17 million people in 1997 to 21 million people by 2007. He found that nearly six million families receive 16 billion pounds worth of child credit. (ANI)
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