Here is a challenge; can anyone reconcile these three statements; all from today's guardian...
On any objective basis, this government has done more to reinforce and strengthen liberty than any since the war.
Jack Straw, Justice Secretary
The government is planning to get around a European court ruling that condemned Britain's retention of the DNA profiles of more than 800,000 innocent people by keeping the original samples used to create the database, the Guardian has learned.
Genetic information taken from nearly 1.1 million children is now stored on the national DNA database, official figures show, and campaigners believe that as many as half of them have no criminal convictions.