According to Breitbart, Britain’s supposedly conservative government, which many believe is now being run by rogue health officials, will be officially welcoming Big Brother’s little brother to Britain by the end of the year.
The British government apparently has a team working on a new app, scheduled to be released at the end of the year, that will allow government overlords to monitor what you buy at supermarkets. Buy government-approved healthy food, and you will get “loyalty points” which opens the doors for discounts and other yet to be named incentives.
Some have criticised the nanny state mentality of the government, likening the programme to the social credit score in China, which tracks the habits of citizens, awarding positive points for buying things like diapers and subtractions for buying alcohol. The communist scheme has also seen tens of millions of citizens barred from travelling because their score was too low. […]
However, despite his professed libertarian leanings, Mr Johnson [Britain’s Prime Minister] has governed in a far more authoritarian manner, in particular during the Chinese coronavirus crisis, during which he has spearheaded some of the strictest lockdown measures in the world.
But as is often the case, it starts off as a frog in boiling water scenario as the government’s monitoring system expands over time.
The government is patterning the app after Communist China’s social credit system, where the state monitors everything you do online and with 600 million video cameras in the country, even offline, and they award points if you do activities approved by the communist regime and take away points if you do unapproved activities.
Join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), get points. Go to church, lose points, and there are video cameras in every church to track you.
Criticize the tyrannical CCP on social media, lose points.
If your points get too low, you can’t buy plane tickets, as happened to one journalist in the country who has been critical of the regime, or you are forced to the end of the line when purchasing subway tickets. READ: Chinese subway passengers with good ‘social credit scores’ will be let on first ahead of those deemed ‘bad’ for offences such as eating on a train AND China bans 23m from buying travel tickets as part of ‘social credit’ system AND: China’s ‘Digital’ Totalitarian Experiment
The Communist regime is even monitoring activities outside of China, especially of those corporations wanting to do business inside China, forcing them to bend the knee. READ: China gets the NBA to shut up and dribble | Commentary AND Video Game Company Joins The NBA In Sucking Up To China