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Our ambition for the Scheme can be simply summarised: making good choices easier, bad choices harder. An effective National Identity Scheme will do that, by delivering benefits in a number of key areas. Specifically it will:

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I'm amazed that they would be so explicit. This is clearly a statement about SOCIAL CONTROL.

'Managing' your personal identity data, not for your own good or because it is the duty of the government to protect its citizens - but because it provides a lever to force people to behave in the ways that the government wishes.

Anyone who has had any doubts about 'ID cards' being a civil liberties issue should read this paragraph and the scales will (hopefully) fall from their eyes.

Posted by Phil Booth on 2007-01-06 05:47:52.
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I think that's fair comment.

Posted by William on 2007-01-21 15:42:07.
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