Written by Politics


The more you hear about David Blunkett, the more there is do dislike. I’ve not really paid any attention up and until now to what he’s done in his private life, but the fact is that it’s very messy – too messy for a Home Secretary, many would argue.
I don’t know if he did or didn’t fast track a visa for his lover’s nanny, but the fact of the matter is that it’s not exactly edifying.
This is the man who wants to turn us into a police state. He can expect much more investigation into his alleged wrongdoings. And that’s fair enough in my view, since his ID card scheme and more importantly, the massive database that will underlie it, will make other people lose their privacy in a very similar manner.