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Taking Freedom Lesson From The Chinese

British Lords applaud Chinese on civil liberties | The Register

The UK government faced questions on school fingerprinting in the House of Lords yesterday, led by the accusation that they had a worse track record on civil liberties in this regard than the Chinese.

Baroness Joan Walmsley, Liberal Democrat education spokeswoman, said the government should look at the Chinese example.

"The practice of fingerprinting in schools has been banned in China as being too intrusive and an infringement of children's rights, yet here it's widespread," she said, calling for the UK to ban school fingerprinting unless parents opted into it.

Lord Adonis said they were taken to control the issue of library books, taking registration or dishing out school meals. In the latter instance, he said, children who take free school meals would be able to do it without anyone knowing if they bought them with a fingerprint rather than a voucher, and so avoid any stigma that might be lumped on them for being poor.

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Your politicians sound as dumb as some of our American politicians; Al Gore comes to mind. Of course the Chinese can say they don't need fingerprints, they have a very bad habit of taking the whole person. Epoch Times article is here http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-3-17/52946.html.

I think that the way to stop headteachers taking finger prints is to have them elected every 2 years. they wouldn't dare do it then.

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