Saturday, September 02, 2006
Where do I register as a celebrity?
"We have had to become used to an increasingly Orwellian society since our present, caring, sharing Government came to power: the threat of ID cards, video cameras everywhere, and now a register of children (from which, if you happen to be a celebrity, you will be glad to hear your own offspring can be excluded). However, registering children, rather in the manner of dangerous animals, is not enough. Our Prime Minister, on the lookout for ways to demonstrate his continued energy, authority and plans for the future, has decided that potentially socially disruptive children must be spotted even before they are eligible to be registered: indeed, before they are born." —Simon Heffer