May 27 2007

Who Are You And What Are You Doing?

Category: Aware Or Conspiracy Nut...,In The Media,PersonalChrisM @ 9:09 am

The BBC has reported that the UK government is looking at introducing new stop and quiz powers for the police. Although not as controversial as the stop and search issue, the idea that a innocent citizen can be stopped, asked for proof of identification, and exactly what they are doing does not fill me with joy.
True, these powers are being considered as an attempt to assist the ‘war on terror’, the very use of the phrase itself does not lend much credibility to the scheme, at least to some people. I still have some small sliver of hope left that the compulsory ID card scheme will be dropped – anyone who has seriously nefarious plans is not going to find difficulty in forging cards, no matter what the (government paid) experts declare…

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