The most controversial paper dealing with law and order acknowledges that there will have to be "trade-offs" between liberty and security as technology and profiling are used to reduce crime…
The policy paper confirmed the Government's objective of creating a surveillance society despite Mr Blair's denials of a "Big Brother" state. It said new anti-crime measures include face and voice recognition, a DNA database, identity cards, microchip monitoring and satellite surveillance — and confirmed that Britain has the most public CCTV systems in Europe.
Perhaps the good people of Lewes would like to contribute to this debate?
"Lewes is a combination of a large number of people who are well-organised, intelligent and dislike being told what to do and if you add that to the high number of people who have a lot of skill with small explosives then this is the effect." —Councillor Ruth O'Keeffe