Monday, November 06, 2006

Double Mornington Crescent

A historical moment: this may well be the first instance of joined-up shroud-waving. Until now the Government has used terrorism to justify the National Identitiy Register and child protection to justify the children's IS Index, but just look at this:
"The National Identity Register will help improve protection for the vulnerable, enabling more effective and quicker checks on those seeking to work, for example, with children."

3 Comments:

At Monday, November 06, 2006 9:50:00 AM, Anonymous Paul said...

Is that Tony Blair inplying that the current checking regime is not effective enough? Is he suggesting merely that innocent people are being wrongly labelled criminals (which we know happens) or is he saying that unsuitable people are being cleared to work with vulnerable people?

 
At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous John Lettice said...

Actually that's a retread of the 'faster CRB checks' pitch Blair and Clarke made about a year ago when the Bill was still going through. Blair covered it in an ID card section of his monthly press conference, AIR, so it's quite probable this is merely his own handlers repeating whatever it was they/he said before, rather than yet another switch of emphasis.

John

 
At Tuesday, November 07, 2006 1:25:00 PM, Blogger archrights said...

Ah! So it's not a new tack after all. I missed that one first time around.

 

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