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I note that the BBC is reporting that state school children in Scotland are to be given ID numbers to 'bolster a child tracking system'. In support of this notion, we are led to believe that this new scheme will have fantastic benefits (rather like our proposed National ID Cards...). and it is implied that it could have prevented the death of 5-year old Danielle Reid who 'no-one realised' was missing because her mother had reported that she had been 'taken to live in Manchester'.
Wonderful propaganada for New Labour's Orwellian aspirations but is there anybody out there who can explain how reducing Danielle to a number would have saved her life?John, 14 years ago.