Mark today in the diary for annual celebration. The SNP finally do something – their legislative programme is announced today – only 4 months after the election.
Lord Justice Sedley believes that we should all be on the DNA database. (And I’d always pegged him as one of the liberal judges). Apparently, this is because of the 4 million currently on the database there are innocent people, and to be fair to all innocent people (and to prevent crime) we should all be on the database. Make of that what you will, but has Sir Stephen been too influenced by Minority Report and its ilk? Note that, already the database is the largest in the world. Any database would be controlled by the state with a state operated IT system – of the sort discussed in today’s Guardian (which was subject to systematic hacking from a foreign power according to Richard Norton Taylor’s report).
When the work of Field Major Dr Styre, Supervoc, Jack Straw, and the like uses outriders from the judiciary we should start getting worried.