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I am feeling pretty foolish right now

BBC NEWS | UK | Time limits on innocent DNA data.

Miss P the Younger says that, while Mrs P is a genuine cynic, I am merely a constantly-disappointed idealist. She may have a point. After more than a decade of Labour, I actually thought on Sunday that the government (albeit reluctantly and spinning it furiously as its own decision) was going to comply with a court order and destroy the DNA records of innocents. I really must try harder to understand that they are so far from decency that nothing, however despicable, can safely be ruled out.