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This is a beginning, at long last. Wouldn't it be interesting if someone Wikileaked the names of the people who signed up voluntarily to Labour's ID card scheme? After all, it would be a handy list of some of the very worst people in Britain. What a valuable resource to have the self-selected names of the 12,000 fellow-citizens most likely to serve as state stooges, stool pigeons and snitches.

Free men and women could sleep easier in their beds if such data was public. And it might even help the people listed, by showing them how foolish they were to entrust any of their data to the state.


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Martin Keegan

Actually, the 12000 should be required to pay for the cost of the destruction of their personal information, pour descourager les autres


I think I could have guessed that name!


Agreed. It's only a beginning. Let's hope more follows fast.



...but all the databases that were going to be integrated with the ID card system are still in place.

Many of them have their own info feeds and arent going anywhere. Cross linking them (which is underway) gives the State nearly as much as the awful NID would have done, after all they still have all our passport info online so biometric info is there as well.

This makes good headlines but doesn't exactly change a lot.

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