Keeping up appearances

El Reg has more on government plans to collect all children’s fingerprints (see yesterday.)

there are important reasons why the liberties of children ought to be overlooked, the government has implied. The spokesman said the British passport would become “a second class document” if it didn’t have all the high-tech gadgetry our foreign cousins are sticking on their passports.

Not Saussure is his usual eloquent self on the subject of fingerprints, and it’s also fuelled Bo Beau D’Or‘s artistic fire.

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