"We would have great and grave concerns about any extension of the DNA database. This currently has no statutory basis and, sinisterly, the Government refuses to even have a debate about how it should operate.
"As for childhood intervention we await some actual evidence from the Government as to why they think this is worth considering.
"In the mean time, it looks like the nanny state gone mad. There is a real risk this could amount to nothing more than ineffective and costly intervention in the lives of innocent people with no criminal background."
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Blair's scary swansong crime review
The Conservatives are rightly suspicious of Tony Blair's "legacy" swansong on lawnorder. Shadow home secretary David Davis said: