Ministers are planning to implant "machine-readable" microchips under the skin of thousands of offenders as part of an expansion of the electronic tagging scheme that would create more space in British jails.
This is outrageous. One suspects that it's the thin end of the wedge and the general public will be next.
What about when the prisoners are freed? Will the chip be surgically removed? Do they get to choose between this and the ankle bracelet thing?
Will the final application of this be like that thing in Minority Report where all the adverts are customised just for you? If so, we need V!