Big Brother Awards


Just came back from a cheap, but worthy night out. I took my friend Jonathan to see Privacy International’s Big Brother Awards, held at the London School of Economics and compared by Mark Thomas. The venue was a student bar with a glass roof rather like the Hac. A few hardy souls turned up as spooks a la MAD’s Spy Vs Spy comic strip. Anyway the winners were

– Most invasive company BG (British Gas)

– Worst public servant Margaret Hodge

– Most appalling project NHS IT electronic patient record system

– Most heinous government organisation Office of National Statistics

– David Blunkett Lifetime Menace Award US VISIT programme

Full details can be found here