Monday, April 26, 2004

ID Cards for Britain

Thought I'd quickly mention the issue of compulsory ID cards in Britain. Looks like Blunkett, in his true to form conservatism, is trying to get this rushed through. Apparently the conservative Labour government (not all to be fair) think this will help with migration issues. Although carrying the cards won't be compulsory (a fact which New Labour will change later or a Conservative government at some point no doubt), police will have access to the cards and can ask you for them at any time. The cards will carry biometric data. Now there is something the apartheid government could only have dreamed of....