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Monday, March 22, 2010

Britain Is A Police State


I stayed with my mother for two months with my son on returning from overseas, and registered with local GP (a regulatory requirement for joining a small play group). All fine until The District Nurse telephoned and said she wanted to visit the house. My mother hates DNs calling as she had cared for my father for fifteen years and found the attitude of the DNs arrogant, apart from the fact they never did anything of any use. They spend the whole time writing notes, then go, she said.

I told the DN that we would see her at the surgery, but this was said to be not OK as she has to fill in records on computer including how the child is cared for at home.

Since then we have moved on to another location. You would think that would be the end of the matter. The DN is now telephoning my mother saying she needs to know our exact whereabouts so they can pass over her (nonexistent) file to the next health area. She has called at least six times apparently. We are not willing to give our address over the phone to someone we don’t know, and whose records are accessible to any number of people.

You would think the DN’s time might be better spent on helping sick people rather than pestering well people who don’t require any assistance, thank you. But of course, the NHS is not concerned with health as I know from experience. They just want you out of the Surgery if at all possible, and try ‘there’s nothing wrong with you’ or ‘you’re depressed’. Only if you’re suffering from a targeted condition do you get helped.

The DN is the start point for the national children’s database, which also collects reports from teachers in secret. It doesn’t seem right that the State can demand entry to your home to write a description of your home life to be used by who knows who or when without most people realising this is happening.

I cannot wait to get back overseas. Britain is a Police State, and Nurses and Teachers have become part of the sinister apparatus. Just try saying to the District Nurse that you don’t require a home visit, and see what happens.

Read The Times on child database prying into peoples' private lives.

Here are some of the things the State now logs about its citizens without their knowledge -

Details logged on the register include “family routines”, evidence of a “disorgan-ised/chaotic lifestyle” and “any serious difficulties in the parents’ relationship”, according to government guidance.

Other information that will be collated includes signs of mental illness or alcohol misuse by relatives, quality of accommodation and “ways in which the family’s income is used”.



PICTURE - Nerys Hughes in The District Nurse



Watch Child Stealing By The State - Brian Gerrish

8 comments:

Alex Porter said...

with you on this. Not sure about the DN but I believe you. The whole debate on minimum alcohal pricing is in that area of Big Brother knows best too.

Add in all the cctv cameras, the big spy balloons in the sky that the government bought for the police, police recording of people on demonstrations, the war on terror, security conscious madness, endemic corruption of the political class by big business, Control over the media/censorship and increasing manipulation of opinion polls and elections themselves..

It's creeping fascism and it has crept quite some way!

tapestry said...

For me the district nurse level of fascism where they enter your home, observe you and enter a report on a national database is a greater infringement of my liberty than I am prepared to tolerate.

How clever to use the supposedly innocent-sounding good old fashioned district nurse to carry out state-sponsored spying in your own home.

I can cope better with cctv on the street, and police observation of crowds, but if the inside of your own home, and your own children are no longer your own to bring up, for me a line has been crossed.

Future History of England said...

Schools have Library software that collects the finger prints of children, which is "collected" by the local authority. I wonder what they will do with that?

tapestry said...

Deny that it is being done presumably.

Gerrish has evidence that politically motivated 'teachers' are keen to set children against their parents, break family loyalties and replace that with loyalty to the State.

He believes that in some cases brain-washing techniques have been used, which in turn have caused school suicide clusters.

He also says Local Authorities are rewarded with bonuses if enough children are removed from families. These financial incentives for hitting child removal targets are of the order of £500,000 per authority.

Parents who challenge the decisions of the Family Courts enforcing the removals are jailed. There are 200 parents jailed each year in this way for refusing to keep silent at the loss of their kids.

Some of the motivation in the state system is paedophile, he believes. He produced a DVD 'Child Stealing By The State'. I couldn't bring myself to watch it, although I've read his material.

His journal is UK Column, if anyone wants to find out more about this latest threat to our liberty.

Twig said...

Your mum should have told the DN that you had joined a band of gypsies.

They would never have bothered you again.

tapestry said...

Adam Williams commented on your post (Facebook)

"It was remarkable when researching the Chinese Cultural Revolution for a novel a few years ago that everything I was reading about it reminded me more of what I had heard about Blair's Britain than the China I lived in . Today's China's full of all sorts of ghastly abuses of power and corruption and poverty - far worse than anything in genteel old UK but it was moving in the direction of liberalism and personal freedoms, albeit a long way off. From what I read of Britain however, in The Week and suchlike, it seemed to be embracing petty conformities and thought control and obtrusive busybodying, such as practised by the Red Guards, for the first time. It's all relative,of course - no Laogais in the Outer Hebrides for political prisoners yet; and Chinese reform has always been two steps forward one step backwards, and there's a long long way still to go; China's backtracked in the last couple of years recentralising and squeezing private companies, for example in favour of state owned enterprises, but I don't think there's quite the same petty domestic interference as you describe from Government here, Henry, and very little political correctness of any kind! In that respect China's left the Cultural Revolution behind, while the NHS has a Brave New World of petty tyranny ahead of it. I do hope you get back to Manila before the DN gets you."

tapestry said...

Adam Williams has written three historical novels on China and lectures on Chinese history. He was raised in Hong Kong and moved to live in China working for Jardines throughout his adult life. He was formerly Chairmam of the British Chamber Of Commerce in China, and is fluent in Mandarin.

We were at school and at Oxford together, and occasionally meet up in Asia, usually Hong Kong.

Interesting that he sees parallels between modern British government interference in peoples' lives, and the behaviour of the Red Guards in the Cultural Revolution.

Twig said...

Adam Williams comment is spot on.
I made a similar comparison re the Cultural Revolution a couple of months back on one of your threads.
If you have time pick up a copy of "Wild Swans" by Jung Chang. Her accounts of Mao's methods will seem strangly familiar to anyone living in today's Britain, especially the way he created false divisions and conflict between various groups, just like the leftists here do with the evil rich vs the virtuous poor, straights vs gays, black vs whites, men vs women and so on.