Courtesy of new EU rules, British fishermen are being bullied into having CCTV on their boats. They will be permitted to take fewer catches if they don't. It's to save the fish stocks, they say. The cameras are to monitor stocks, and also to spot fishermen illegally dumping fish.
So the environmental movement is driving the furtherance of our surveillance society. That's the first time I've made that connection and put it directly – I doubt that it will be the last.
By Alex Deane