David Aaronovitch, another man who seems terribly confused. He is right, however, to question the objectivity of a Report drawn up by people who all think the same way. He is incorrect on the reasons the European Court of Human Rights declared the DNA database illegal. The problem was that once your DNA has been taken, there is no way of having it removed from the database. There are, in other words, no procedures governing placement, removal and appeal. The ECHR has been pretty clear on this principle for quite some time as it applies to all issue, as has the European Court of Justice. nevertheless, his argument, though casuistry, needs to be addressed, because it clearly is one he has acquired from late night brandies with senior legal figures, who are also confused. O tempora, o mores!