Contrary to the current belief's of many English government types, George Orwell's 1984 was not an instruction manual. Seriously, if Orwell had written about a PROGRAM LIKE THIS, it would have been laughed off as completely impossible. Alas, it is no longer fiction - it's actually happening.
I just wonder when/if the English will stand up and say, "ENOUGH!". I fear they won't. In my time there, I found WAY too many people who would say things like, "Well, if you don't do any thing wrong, you don't have to worry, right?" I fear that reactions such as those will be all too common - and England will slip in to a "Benign Dictatorship" - if there is such a thing.
It's happening. It's not fantasy. It's not fiction. It's real.