Daily Mail Bill
A triumph for coarse politics and urban myths.
One man's loss of freedom by imprisonment is another man's DNA parked in a laboratory. In one country the state oppressed with torture in another it's being overlooked by a CCTV camera. The state kills a dissident with radiation in one part of Europe, in another the state demands details of possible sexual deviancy. The howl of hysteria about loss of British Freedom has been symptomatic of a country with little to complain about.
Nine million people considered for the sex offenders register is a tad excessive. CCTV cameras and DNA samples are useful tools in detecting and, especially, in deterring crime. The Daily Mail stirred up the Freedom agenda. They congratulated themselves today. How long before crimes are committed because of the absence of a CCTV camera? What previously 'innocent' person will be emboldend to commit a crime knowing that his DNA has been destroyed?
It will be nice to be 'free'. Pity about the increase in crime.
Real freedom is born in Cairo.
It's as exciting as the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the transparency of satellite televisions that exposed the confidence trick of communism non-existent prosperity. It has been social networks and instant mass conversations that has sustained the Arab revolutions.
Will the dominos of other tyrannies fall?