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Friday, November 10, 2006

More election-time ammunition

Liberal Democrats have called for an opt-out clause in all current, previous and future government legislation.

The “freedom bill” also authorises the complete destruction of all data held by government on individuals, the immediate release of violent criminals and liberalisation of child pornography.

Liberty director Shamri Chakribati supported the bill, warning that forcing people to do things they didn’t want to do may be “incompatible” with human rights.

Labour MPs cautioned individuals were unlikely to pay taxes voluntarily, and even if they did, the abolition of national insurance numbers could make collection difficult. But Liberal leader Menzies Campbell ignored reason, saying “I’ve been reading George Orwell’s 1984 and I can’t grasp the literary truth that dystopian novels are commentaries on the present, not warnings about the future.”

“It’s time to end the state’s intrusion into our private lives,” he told anyone who would listen. Asked exactly what the existence of a medical database would stop individuals from doing, he spluttered before replying “Freedom isn’t about people’s daily lives, it’s a theoretical principle you study at university.”

David Cameron commented in a measured, calm tone of voice, despite talking alarmist nonsense. “Tories would introduce opt-outs for all UK citizens”, he said, though “coloureds, single mothers and dole scum,” would be excluded on grounds of national security.

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