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Reid's Reality

So, John Reid has proposed that we force paedophiles to register their e-mail addresses and chatroom names on the sex offenders register. I know, I said I wouldn’t comment on the obvious idiocy of this but it is irresistible.

It isn’t just me that has commented on how unenforcible this idea is. It is typical of this managemental government that they come up with what probably sounds like a good idea to someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. Most people, though, when the reality is explained to them will back down. Not so these guys. These guys have such courage and belief of their convictions and understanding that they force through these ideas into law where they will sit gathering dust as the paedophiles use more technology, move around chat rooms, social networking sites, free mail providers and whatever the future of communications holds for us.

I think that it is interesting that these musings of Reid have come at a time when there are rumours of Downing Street using two email systems. Perhaps they can point out to John-boy how easy it is to set up other online identities.

This government came into power before the Internet really hit the mainstream. They have had plenty of time to get used to it and there are some notable exceptions but by and large they have continued to be techno-averse. They have shown on repeated occasions that they can’t manage IT projects, they can’t manage NHS projects and they can’t manage their own departments. These guys need to go and go soon before they manage us into an even greater mess.

All that said the Evil Bit sounds like a great idea, don’t you think?

Published on 2007/02/06 at 18:38 by Toby, tags , , , ,

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