I’m off to Basingstoke for three days on a course.
Basingstoke has more CCTV cameras per person than the biggest city in the US.
At least 250 CCTV cameras – one for every 625 residents – monitor daily life in Basingstoke. New York, with a population of 8m, had an estimated 6,000 cameras in 2002 – one for every 1,333 residents.
If I’m going to be seen then I may as well look good. I shall wear the green tie today methinks.