Something to add to the list of reasons to leave the UK:

The UK Government’s Children’s Secretary Ed Balls has announced a controversial new CCTV monitoring scheme, in which thousands of problem families are to be monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Surveillance in their own homes, to make sure the kids are in bed at a reasonable hour and off to school on time.

Meanwhile, privacy campaigners spend their time fighting ID cards. Way to prioritize, guys.

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