Database State: The UK's Electronic Prison - Part One
The gathering and holding of information has permeated into every facet of life in Great Britain and no one batters an eyelid. It's time to reveal what's really going to happen in the UK.

Steve Watson / Infowars | April 20 2006

The UK has lapsed into a database surveillance state, an electronic prison where every aspect of the lives of its citizens is determined by the control and flow of personal information between companies and government departments.

Simply in order to own a house, a car, a TV and pay tax we must provide information which is stored forever on electronic databases and very often sold to whomever provides the highest bid.

The population of the United Kingdom are being trained like chimpanzees to sing and perform when any designated 'authority figure' demands they hand over their personal information in anticipation of the mandatory ID card that will weed out the subversives and block the non-conformists from using public services or being able to travel.

Worse still we are routinely reminded that no longer is it necessary for human interaction with this information - the database will manage everything and issue punishments accordingly should we not comply.

Recently in this country we have been subjected to threatening adverts remind us that the TV Licensing company has "a database of 28 million addresses that shows us who does and does not have a current TV licence".

The purpose of the licence fee is to provide income for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio and television services. Under the Wireless Telegraphy Acts anyone using or owning 'with intent to use' a television to watch any channel (including satellite or cable) or to record and watch video tapes needs a licence.

The adverts are set to sinister music, use dark lighting and inform us that they no longer need to "watch us" because they have a massive database that will do it for them and issue fines automatically to addresses that do not appear on the database but use televisions.

Furthermore people who watch TV on mobile phones or computers could face massive fines unless they're on the database. There are also moves afoot to replace the TV license with a "computer tax" for anyone that owns a PC.

TV Licensing already gathers data from computer retailers and is "in touch with" mobile phone companies and retailers. This would possibly lead to regulation of the flow of information on the internet and the fusing of the TV license database into one for all internet users in the UK.

Another area of database control in the UK lies with the The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), who also tell us in their advertisements that they no longer need to see our road tax discs in our car to determine if they're out of date because all the information they need is contained on their huge database.

What they don't tell us is they sell all this information not just to other companies, such as capita, who use it for other big brother schemes like the London Congestion charge CCTV system, but also to convicted CRMINALS. This activity, as admitted by the government itself, breaches the European Convention on Human Rights.

If the DVLA cannot effectively prevent abuse when they deal with fewer than 150 companies, then what chance is there for the Government to be able to assure us about the controversial proposed National Identity Register? According to the Home Office ID Card "Procurement Strategy Market Sounding" documents will have 265 Government Departments and 44,000 private sector organizations"accredited" to be linked to the system.

in addition to this all license plates are to be equipped with RFID tracking chips capable of transmitting unique vehicle identification numbers and other data to readers more than 300 feet away. The readers will of course be installed in the traffic cameras which will communicate with the DVLA database and regulate and verify everything from insurance, road tax and registration to issuing fines and recording instances of speeding or other road misdemeanors.

Take a look here at a jolly advert, set to the tune of chitty chitty bang bang, for the DVLA which reminds us how the cameras will catch us and issue fines for out of date road tax. This reminds us that we're all under surveillance anyway, regardless of whether we're flouting the law or not.

Also linked in with the database will be the mandatory in car black boxes for satellite tracking systems which will manage road tolls and "pay as you travel" style taxation.

The propaganda coming from these departments subtly threatens us with dark images and sinister music, giving the impression that even if you simply forget to renew your license or tax you are counted among the criminals and you will be treated as one. Taking their cue from stasi like operations, they even encourage us to shop each other in if we have any suspicions. "Turn in your friends and family, great prizes to be won!"

Click here to watch the video of an HM Revenue & Customs advert, currently airing on British television, that encourages such activity, referring to it as "whistleblowing".

Of course all of this leads us to the big one, the ultimate database that will be fully implemented in the UK within the next three years, wiping out true freedom and transforming the country into a total police state. This is of course the National identity register.

Click here for part two to this article.


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