[New Home Secretary] Johnson shuffle returns ID cards to the table

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The Register.

    No need to think about it old bean, bin it!
     
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    Please bin it. I really don't care for being forced to give my biometric details to such incompetent twunts just because I am an immigrant.
     
  3. remmy macrumors 6502a

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    Hope they get rid of it, a huge waste of everyone's money and time.
     
  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Interesting.
    When he was appointed he was said to be vehemently in favour of the damn things… now the opposite.

    I guess in this political storm any port will do.
     
  5. geese macrumors 6502a

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    Really? I thought Alan Johnson was quite anti-ID cards?
     
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2009/jun/30/identity-cards-pilots-airports


    Nearly there!
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    ^ Seems like good news. I wonder if it will apply to lowly immigrants such as myself that really don't want any part of it.
     
  9. edesignuk thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Good innit :D

    Now they just need to keep the ball rolling and stop spending billions we clearly don't have on other pointless schemes...one step at a time.
     
  10. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I hope so, although this part of the quote leaves me less hopefull…
    They are just picking their battles.
    Immigrants and others with little or no choice remain a soft target — a convenient political football.
     
  11. djellison macrumors 68020

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    The government clearly can not be trusted with biometric data. That's been proven time and time again

    I have a passport, at great expense. I have a drivers licence, at great expense.

    What is the purpose of anything else. I've seen no case made for it to be useful.

    If they are introduced,I will not get one. If they are made mandatory - I WILL NOT GET ONE.

    On the upside, this lame duck government are gone next year, and then the plans will be totally abolished.
     
  12. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    http://www.computerweekly.com/Artic...bases-go-ahead-despite-u-turn-on-id-cards.htm

    Seems like a sly move - say ID cards won't be compulsory now - build up the database on the quiet for the next couple of years - introduce ID cards (with a reduced public perception of the cost as it has been spread over the years).

    Edit: I see it was buried in the guardian article posted yesterday

     
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    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/libertycentral/2009/jul/02/identity-cards-fraud-cost


    I would like to retract my smidgen of optimism from a couple of days ago and tell this Home Secretary, like his vile predecessor, to f*ck off.
     
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