Makes you proud to be British, part 94

Perhaps it’s a good thing the Daily Mail thinks I’m a foreigner, because if I was British I’d have to be rather ashamed of my country today:

Baby’s DNA was held on database … Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Chris Huhne said it was “ludicrous” to have stored the DNA profile. He said: “It is illegal, immoral and ineffective to keep the DNA of a baby on a national police database as if they had committed some felony.” (BBC)

and

Britain has been accused of taking part in US “renditions” of terror suspects in a United Nations report. UN Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin said he was “deeply troubled” at the US system of rendition, secret detention and practices violating torture bans. But he said it was only possible with the collaboration of allies including the UK, Pakistan, Indonesia and Kenya. The Lib Dems said it was a “dark day” for the reputation of the British secret services. (BBC)

But well done to my colleagues in the Liberal Democrat media team – got the party in both stories, and with the top political quote.

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