Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Erasing David

The recent release of the film 'Erasing David' caused quite a bit of interest in the entertainment world.

The story is about a man who decides to 'vanish' in today's surveillance society and is being shown on More4 tonight at 10.00pm. More4 is on Freeview channel 14 and Sky channel 138.

One to record methinks. Could be useful in the early hours of Friday morning.

Thanks to microdave for the reminder.


Clarinda said...

I presume the Scottish sequel will be 'Expunging Stephen'.

Sheila said...

@clainda Oor stephen might have his work cut out...

There is a belief commonly held by the great and the good of Scotland that we have a less intrusive system than our chums sotb.

Quite why the SNP are intent on implementing Blairite New labour policy, I don’t know.

Perhaps they are afraid of revealing the naked emperor that is the great “surveillance in the guise of child protection scam” …


… or perhaps they have been genuinely taken in.

[ Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) and It’s English Equivalent, Every Child Matters (ECM) are constantly presented as having been developed as a result of the the Laming report into the death of Victoria ClimbiĆ©, or, in Scotland, the Herbison report into the death of Danielle Reid. This is not the case.]

Ignore the spin:




From 2003:



These forms reveal only the beginning of the mind-boggling amount of highly personal information to be gathered about EVERY Scottish child, their family and associated adults.


It is then stored in the eCare system.


Frame 17 really puts us in our place :(

There is a history of unpalatable policies being test-run on the Scots (think poll tax).

The biggest assault on our liberties is being perpetrated in the guise of child protection.

The evidence is growing that the eCare/Girfec model may be destined for further roll-out.


Thanks for reading – it is difficult to summarize.Have further information and am happy to expand on any aspect of this.

subrosa said...

Clarinda, what can I say. Perfect!

subrosa said...

Thank you for your links Sheila. Took a while to read but they were certainly interesting.

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