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Yet another database

Posted in database state, politicians on liberty by ukliberty on March 10, 2009

Epolitix.com:

Chief executive of Refuge Sandra Horley launched an attack on the government’s record. 

She described action on domestic violence up to now as “piecemeal” and condemned government plans [announced by Home Surveillance Secretary Jacqui Smith] for a database of serial domestic abusers.

Don’t laugh and drive

Posted in ID Cards by ukliberty on March 10, 2009

The Telegraph:

Gary Saunders, a company director, was using a hands-free phone when he burst out laughing at a joke told by his brother-in-law, who he was talking to.

A few moments later he noticed a traffic officer flashing his lights at him and gesticulating at him to stop his Renault.

When Mr Saunders got out of his car, the policeman told him: “Laughing while driving a car can be an offence.” …