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October 24, 2006

Tony and the DNA Database

Have you seen what The Great Leader has now said?

Tony Blair called yesterday for the national DNA database to be expanded to include every citizen.

He said there should be no limit on the development of the database because it was vital for catching serious criminals.

I'm really not sure what to say. Orwell was only out by some 30 years?

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More spin. It's to divert attention from the Iraq debacle and this:

"Tony Blair today [Tuesday, 17 October] sought to quell fears that thousands of NHS staff would be forced out of their jobs by predicting only 'a few hundred' staff would be affected as the latest round of NHS reforms began to be felt."
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/publicservices/story/0,,1924537,00.html

Only a few hundred NHS jobs to go?

Just for starters, my local hospital trust announced on Monday, 23 October:

"Up to 170 beds and 480 jobs are to be axed at two NHS hospitals in Surrey and south-west London as part of a drive to save £24m over the next 18 months. The bed cuts by Epsom and St Helier Hospitals Trust are in addition to 43 which have already been axed."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/6076796.stm

In this morning's healthcare news:

"Nursing shortages are linked to an increase in patient death rates, a study of English hospitals has found. Scientists discovered mortality was 26% higher for the hospitals with the worst staffing levels compared with those with more nurses per patient. . . "
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6077690.stm

Posted by: Bob B | Oct 24, 2006 9:07:52 AM

What's the point of going to all this effort to catch serious criminals when they're only going to be put in a jail for a couple of years?

Posted by: Blithering Bunny | Oct 24, 2006 10:20:17 AM

I wonder, with all these grand schemes to forcibly take our DNA, fingerprints and inside leg measurements, what the government will do on the day we turn around and politely ask them to fuck off back to their holes.

Posted by: sortapundit | Oct 24, 2006 8:59:43 PM