Gordon Oliver, chairman of Torbay Hospitality Association, disputed suggestions that Street View could be good for tourism.
He said: "We've got a website that enables people to look at our beaches any time of the day, so I don't think there's a need for this other facility, in terms of tourism.
"Filming people without their permission is in breach of their human rights. It has echoes of George Orwell's 1984."
This little bit of nonsense appeared in an item in the local paper about Google driving round Torbay and taking films for their site showing movie of towns and cities. Interesting site. Shows things like people coming out of sex shops and gardening.
Well let me put you right about something Mr Oliver, there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Oh and another thing, Being locked up in Guantánamo Bay
and tortured for years with no hope of ever getting out, that’s an abuse of Human Rights, living in the Garza Strip and having a tank come down the street and shell the school where your wife and children are sheltering, now that’s and abuse of Human rights, being 11 years old and working in a sweat shop 10 hours a day making consumer goods for the rich west, all for 50 pence a day is also an abuse of Human Rights.
Being filmed coming out of a sex shop, well that’s just bloody embarrassing, having a camera shoved in your face all day long, well that’s just the price of being a celebrity.
What f****** planet are you on Mr Oliver?