guilty until you prove yourself innocent
The Mail on Sunday reported that the mistakes had seen ordinary people – from court ushers to students – wrongly identified as pornographers, thieves and violent robbers.
In some cases, the paper said, people had been turned down for jobs or university places while others had had to be fingerprinted at their local police station to prove that they were not criminals.
The Prime Minister Tony Blair is expected to say that ID Cards will sort this problem out. Article 14 of the Human Rights Act is to blame. We, as a government, are not allowed to discriminate, so you are all guilty until you prove yourself innocent.