Like the title says, Happy New Year from all of us at the BULS and good luck in the coming election year! I thought I’d put all this on now as I obviously wont be here later to do so. Don’t forget about the Tory logo competition (http://bulsonline.org/2009/12/22/tory-logo-fun-again/), whoever can produce the funniest logo wins some sort of prize, it doesn’t really work with only one proper entry.
Leading Tories have recently said, innocent people trying to get their DNA records removed from police databases in England and Wales face a postcode lottery. Now sorry this is something that really gets me going, the whole issue of the DNA database is completely pointless. I can understand the arguements against a database on everyone’s details and ID cards but the arguements against this are based on mere insecurity.
People may argue, I haven’t done anything wrong, yes that may be true, but what physical harm will it cause you? None. I’m all for the state taking and keeping a sample of my DNA, why what’s the worse that could happen, they find out I’ve got hayfever and then send me a bunch of flowers?…………………Rant over now.