What Year Is It?

Is it the 21st century or is it 1984? Let's check in with England to find out.

THOUSANDS of the worst families in England are to be put in “sin bins” in a bid to change their bad behaviour, Ed Balls announced yesterday.

The Children’s Secretary set out £400million plans to put 20,000 problem families under 24-hour CCTV super-vision in their own homes.

They will be monitored to ensure that children attend school, go to bed on time and eat proper meals.

Private security guards will also be sent round to carry out home checks, while parents will be given help to combat drug and alcohol addiction.

Jesus, Nostradamus and now Orwell make the list of Prophets, eh? Think that this actually won't be implemented?

Around 2,000 families have gone through these Family Intervention Projects so far.

But ministers want to target 20,000 more in the next two years, with each costing between £5,000 and £20,000 – a potential total bill of £400million. ($668 million)

The world has lost it's mind. With Arab Spring, the Nanny-State taking steroids, #OWS, and students being violently beaten for peacefully protesting rising school costs. I'm not sure how this world is going to survive in the next decade.

UPDATE: This photo is real. It wasn't altered by any program. Britain literally plasters this up throughout the city. This is very V for Vendettaish and Orwellian, no? And it's been around for a long time. This article is from 2002.