Personal information detailing intimate aspects of the lives of every British citizen is to be handed over to government agencies under sweeping new powers. The measure, which will give ministers the right to allow all public bodies to exchange sensitive data with each other, is expected to be rushed through Parliament in a Bill to be published tomorrow.
Rushed through? Without a debate? Without any concerns for our rights? Wow. I'm amazed.
ministers could authorise the swapping of information between councils, the police, NHS trusts, the Inland Revenue, education authorities, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority, the Department for Work and Pensions and other ministries.
... and anybody else they feel like. And all those banks
I simply refuse to accept that there isn't some malign purpose behind all this. You don't start fucking around with 800 years of accepted practice on a whim. Something is definitely going on.
And I don't like where it's going.