Friday, April 14, 2006

UK DNA database dwarves others

DNA database sizeNew Home Office figures show that the government's national DNA database is over five times larger than the nearest overseas equivalents (thanks, Dave!). This is not surprising when you consider that anyone arrested in the UK can have DNA samples taken, regardless of whether they are charged or convicted.

Charles Clark will probably see these figures as a massive tribute to New Labour's authoritarian crime policies. I think they're a good reason to leave the country until his party is booted from power.

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