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Big Brother town halls squander £315m on CCTV in three years, despite massive job cuts

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Sam Greenhill
Daily Mail [1]
Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Councils have spent £315million on spy cameras – despite slashing jobs and public services.

Their commitment to keep the streets under surveillence seems undiminished by the cuts being made to bring the nation’s finances back into check.

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Big Brother town halls squander £315m on CCTV in three years, despite massive job cuts 101210banner4 [2]

They spent a total of £314,835,170 on installing and operating CCTV cameras from 2007 to 2010.

Campaigners for civil liberties branded the findings ‘scandalous’ and said the money would have been better spent on schools, hospitals and other vital services.

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[1] Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1342010/Town-halls-squander-315m-CCTV-years-despite-massive-job-cuts.html

[2] Image: http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1011PSIENDVD/PPSILC35/PR

[3] Big Brother High: School that has 112 CCTV cameras – that’s one for every 10 pupils: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-high-school-that-has-112-cctv-cameras-thats-one-for-every-10-pupils.html

[4] Schools put ‘Big Brother’ CCTV cameras in classrooms to monitor teachers’ performance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schools-put-big-brother-cctv-cameras-in-classrooms-to-monitor-teachers-performance.html

[5] CCTV cameras being used in school changing rooms and toilets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cctv-cameras-being-used-in-school-changing-rooms-and-toilets.html

[6] Big Brother is DEFINITELY watching you: Shocking study reveals UK has one CCTV for every 32 people: http://www.prisonplanet.com/big-brother-is-definitely-watching-you-shocking-study-reveals-uk-has-one-cctv-for-every-32-people.html

[7] Teachers fear hidden CCTV cameras in schools: http://www.prisonplanet.com/teachers-fear-hidden-cctv-cameras-in-schools.html

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