Finally, the Tories have been pinned down and have made the correct announcement:
Tory plans to cut ‘surveillance’
The Conservatives have set out plans to reverse what they describe as “the rise of the surveillance state”.
They have pledged to scrap two new databases – the ID card register and ContactPoint – and strengthen powers of the Information Commissioner.
The Conservatives say they want to restore public trust in the use of personal data by the state.
Their proposals come after a series of security breaches and concern about the amount of information that is held.
The National Identity register – which underpins the ID card scheme – would be scrapped, as would the ContactPoint database, which holds details of 11m children and young people.
Other proposals include ensuring that government departments are routinely audited by the Information Commissioner, who would be required to report to Parliament.
The Tories are also planning to restrict the storage of DNA records of innocent people, after a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights.
The government has consulted on its own DNA reforms, and is due to publish the results shortly.
Home Secretary Alan Johnson said: “The cases of criminals like Kensley Larrier and Abdul Azad demonstrate that we need to retain information on the DNA database.”
Kensley Larrier is a rapist from the North of England who was convicted in 2005 on the strength of a DNA sample taken from him three years earlier when he was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon.
Abdul Azad was convicted of a rape committed in Stafford on the strength of DNA evidence taken from him a year earlier in Birmingham when he was arrested for violent disorder.
Before we get to the meat in the sandwich, Alan Johnson, the brainless ex postman is a totally clueless moron. Keeping the DNA of rapists is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT to keeping the DNA of people who HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF ANY CRIME.
What a completely idiotic pea brained DORK.
Now that we have that nastiness out of the way…
NIR – SCRAPPED
ID CARDS – SCRAPPED
ContactPoint – SCRAPPED
This is good news. The Badman recommendations will not be implementable (or at least will be far more difficult to implement) without ContactPoint… that is if the Tories do not scrap them or reverse them should they become law.
The Tories had been making noises about scrapping ID Cards for some time, but never mentioned the NIR; now they have made the connection and have pledged to junk it.
It is pretty clear that they will need to also get rid of the ‘Anti Terror Laws’ that have been routinely used for everything BUT ‘terrorism’ (like spying on parents who want to get their children into good schools).
They will ABSOLUTELY need to scrap the ISA, which everyone has now woken up to and with which everyone is quite rightly sickened.
The Tories have an unprecedented opportunity to not only seize power but to unleash the British people so that the country that was the love of millions can be restored. It will mean making a heroic effort to undo all the evil of Bliar and his criminal cabal of murderous monsters. They have made a good start. All they need is a comprehensive shopping list of things that need to be undone – like the smoking legislation – which stick in the craw of every decent person.
In the meantime, it is vitally important that everyone EVERYWHERE refuse to register with the NIR, refuse to register with the ISA and essentially, refuse to enroll with or cooperate with ANY of the fascist apparatus that Neu Liebour have put in place. This will not only make it easier to dismantle in the short term, but it will also send a very strong signal that the era of Soviet Britain is at an end. This needs to be done just in case the Tories ‘lose their bottle’ and decide that all these juicy tools of totalitarianism are just too nifty to get rid of.
Hmmmm where to start?!
All ‘no smoking’ signs – DOWN
After a long dark night menaced by cannibal zombies, FINALLY a sliver of light on the horizon.