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Join Date: Jul 2008
Re: "Wacky" Jacqui is at it again...
She looks really scary in that picture. I just fired a rant off to several MPs including Jacqui entitled 'Remembrance Day and Responsibilities'
It ended with:
'If our elected representatives really cared about the sacrifices made wouldn't they respect the freedoms and values of this country rather than deriding and debasing them?
They died so Labour can play Big Brother? What a waste!'
The Plastic Poll Tax is another junket for the IT industry.
They've already gone out to the High Street telling them how much it will cost when they want to verify our identity before taking out a product, service or mobile phone contract.
So the Govt. have all of our IDs, and then they'll say whether we are who we say we are with a business model that looks very similar to that used by Experian et al.
A few years ago, between 2002 and 2006 as I know what car I was in when I heard it, Radio 4's PM had a feature on how the financial industry wanted the govt. to open their register of the dead so banks, building societies and credit card co.s could check that people applying for new accounts weren't using, assuming the identity of dead people. The Govt. refused.
So the Govt. could have helped reduce fraud, and people assuming the identity of others. I don't know if would be terrorist types adopt the ID of dead people, or commit fraud using such identities to fund terrorist activities.
I guess one reason the government refused would be that it would reduce the possible revenue stream that it'll get from the ID Card.
At the last election I almost voted Lib Dem as they said they would scrap it and spend it on bobbies.
Last edited by In_The_Pass; 06-11-08 at 20:44.
Reason: usual typos