Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-03-06 19:08
"All British citizens will have their fingerprints and photographs registered on a national ID database within 10 years under plans outlined by the Government."
"Phil Booth of NO2ID, which campaigns against the scheme, said: "This is a marketing exercise."
""Whether you volunteer or are coerced on to the ID database, there's no way back. You'll be monitored for life."
""That's why the Government is targeting students and young people, to get them on before they realise what's happening.""
Of course, these are the students and young people who will happily hand out all of their personal details to companies like Facebook in exchange for -- well, presumably I'd know if I were willing to do so myself, but I'm not...
... so I don't think there's really much standing in the way of Labour's plans.