Today, the European Parliament's Employment & Social Affairs Committee is discussing a Commission proposal to harmonise demographic data collection. This will, as always, require the passing of new EU legislation.
I am somewhat concerned at the possible implications of handing over detailed information about every man woman and child in Britain, and indeed the rest of Europe, to the European Commission. I do not want to make light of this in any way, but I recall how census information was abused by the German government to help it identify and liquidate so-called 'enemies of the state' during the last century.
This level of government intrusion is uneccessary, and is an infringement of our right to privacy.