Everybody stand back, this is going to be a serious rant. I’ve virtually got steam coming out of my ears right about now!
Can anyone believe NuLabour and their stance on ID Cards? I simply cannot believe some of the crap they’ve spouted about it.
Apparently “Wacky” Jacqui Smith said (on cards being available from 2012): “I regularly have people coming up to me and saying they don’t want to wait that long.” What The Heck? I haven’t yet spoken to anyone who is in favour of ID cards. Now, to be fair, I should mention that other countries have ID cards and it’s not a problem – it’s the UK version of ID cards that I don’t like.
The whole “Linking up everything to a massive database” thing.
When was the last time that a government IT project – such as a massive database – went well? NEVER! That’s when! Have the government proved that they can responsibly administrate large amounts of data without it going missing? Most emphatically, NO!
In short, no valid argument has been put forward for ID cards and yet they are still (despite massive opposition from the likes of NO2ID) going ahead with it.
I tell you, if ID cards go ahead as planned I will seriously consider moving. Well, either that or blowing up the houses of parliament. This just reminded me why our government should never be trusted: they are our elected representatives, and yet they continually and willfully ignore our opinions and steamroll ahead with their own plans, no matter what the arguments are.
Your uppance will come, NuLabour. I just hope it’s soon…