Britain embraces its 1984 past

The police state will get one step closer:

Police in the UK are planning to use unmanned spy drones, controversially deployed in Afghanistan, for the …­”routine” monitoring of antisocial motorists, …­protesters, agricultural thieves and fly-tippers, in a significant expansion of covert state surveillance.

The arms manufacturer BAE Systems, which produces a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for war zones, is adapting the military-style planes for a consortium of government agencies led by Kent police.