Cameron’s adoption of Local Democracy will be revolutionary if he can do it.
From 1914 on, Britain centralised power. By 2014, an individual will scarcely have any choices left which can be made without state interference. Blair wants to intervene before children are even born. He’s probably only mouthing a policy which is already being advocated within the bureaucracy. All children are already being put on a datebase which monitors their risk level – that is from their own parents. It’s truly terrifying.
Orwell predicted 1984 as the date when the totally centralised state would come into being. That was the date that computers really began to kick in. It will be about thirty years later, and he’ll be right. The State is becoming so powerful, that individual life is ceasing to have much meaning.
No wonder one fifth of people want to leave the country, and become human beings who are listened to once again.
Undoing the panoply of state power and control will be nigh impossible, but Cameron tells us he’s prepared to try. Someone’s got to.