Thursday, July 23, 2009

Latest from NO2ID

Comments made in connection with each news item are personal observations and not necessarily those of NO2ID.

While the government presses ahead, relentlessly with the ID card scheme with the passing of more statutory instruments relating to the ID Card Act, opposition from the general public continues to grow as more and more people become aware of the true enormity of what is planned. But beware of Conservative party front bench opposition. While some of it may well be genuinely held, such sentiments are highly convenient vote-winners. You can be sure that once elected, the Tories will only end up continuing the same current agenda, using spin to explain their about-turn. Remember all of the promises that came from the lips of Obama before he stepped up to the plate. Those have virtually all proved to be false, and this is what politics is about these days, winning people’s confidence by telling them what they want to hear, then picking up the baton from their out-voted predecessors only to continue the same agenda on behalf of their controlling masters. Politicians don’t run the show, the corporate oligarchs do. Politicians are merely their servants and salesmen. I fear that NO2ID will find few true allies in the political spectrum until there is a wholesale revolt en-masse against this new world order and it’s with we the people where the responsibility really lies.

Retrospective adding of DNA records to the current DNA database is being considered for those who were convicted of serious violent or sexual abuse crimes prior to the 2004 change in the law which made such DNA collection mandatory.

The Annual Report of the National Police Improvement Agency reveals the extent to which the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system has grown. According to the report the ANPR reads around 8 million registration plates per day and that plans are afoot to allow that information to be accessed by the Scottish police forces, British Transport Police, Serious Organised Crime Agency, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and the Security Service.

A government report has stated that the plan to have high street shops engage in ID Card enrolment would be unworkable and open to fraud. I should say so!

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