At last - sanity!
In an interview on Radio 4 this morning, someone - I think it was the Info guy but I'm not certain - pointed out that people are far more careful of their own privacy than that of others.
This seems to have been the first time that I've come across this obvious thought actually articulated... it's all right for *them* to be watched, but not me.
Frankly, whenever someone tries to persuade me of the benefits of such surveillance and the associated lack of privacy - usually with the tag line of 'if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to fear' then I try and reply by asking them a question or two: "How much do you earn? When did you last have sex? With whom?"
It's none of the governments damn business... and it applies not just to surveillance cameras but also ID cards, road pricing/tracking etc. Defend your privacy while you still can.
I'll just go and get a protest permit.