Labourlist blogger advocates swabbing babies and immigrants to build a DNA database holding samples from everyone

Dna inspection Over at Labourlist, a Labour Council candidate named Matthew Zarb-Cousin says

As a member of the Labour Party, I would like to argue why I believe a DNA database, where swabs of DNA are taken at birth – and of people coming into the country – is not only fair but also vital.

And why?  Well, because, he says,

everyone is a potential criminal. 

I suppose that it has at least the virtue of honesty.  The same position is put with a little more subtlety over at the Guardian's CommentIsFree.


By Alex Deane