Jacqui Smith. Please, please, please?
And before it appears that I'm getting at women cabinet ministers, no, I'm against anyone associated with preparing the ever-increasing machinery useful to a police state. No, I don't for one minute think the current bunch intend that consequence - but when ACPO comes up with a proposal, the job of the politician is not to rubber stamp it, it is to weigh up the pros and cons and to say, sometimes, that the downsides outweight the benefits. We need a Home Secretary to stand up to the Chief Constables, for once. It's been way, way too long since that last happened.
Edited at 2009-06-03 11:03 am (UTC)