Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Go Nick Clegg!

In today's Prime Ministers Question Time, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg asked Gordon Brown why he was leading the UK into a surveillance society and to put an end to the fingerprinting of school children.

Brown avoided answering directly (natch) but in turn asked if the Lib Dems supported the use of CCTV. I'm presuming Brown thinks there is a need for the huge increases in the number of CCTV cameras, and thinks that if the Lib Dems don't support it that they'd somehow be seen as weak on fighting crime.

Brown did manage to say "we are taking the steps to protect the liberties of citizens" so I'm guessing he feels that by removing privacy, he's somehow protecting our liberty.

Not entirely sure how that works, but that's probably why I'm not PM.

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