Saturday, 27 June 2009

Giving power back to the people.

David Cameron's speech is linked to for reference. He informs us that we are living in 'a control state,' and he tells us how he will reform this and give us back our civil liberties. He makes a few extremely welcome and definite promises:

..."the next Conservative Government will scrap the Contact Point database of children's details. We will scrap the ID Card scheme....And we will remove innocent people's records from the DNA database."

He mentions the NIR (National Identity Register), the huge national database which is to back passports and ID cards, but does not state categorically that he will do away with this.

We thoroughly welcome his promises but we must hold him to them and ask for more details regarding his proposals.

Unfortunately, we have experience of governments not keeping to manifesto promises.

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