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clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 5:32 AM

ID CARDS

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/last-rites-for-id-cards-read-by-johnson-1726187.html
Britons will no longer be required to register for identity cards, says Home Secretary
When this fiasco started i swore i would NEVER carry an ID card. I would go to prison before i was compelled to carry an ID card in my own country. I fancy this ridiculous scheme is a victim of the recession, every dark cloud.............

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 7:45 AM

Interesting article, CC. Just curious: What form of identification do you use in the UK, if required? In the U.S., it's usually the driver's license. And, here, because of the fear of identify theft, most people won't give out their Social Security number.

I'd be interested in more non-U.S. Sploofusers posting interesting news from their own countries and their take on it. I know we have some that do, but I'd be interested in learning more about what's going on elsewhere.

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.6 - Posts: 661)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 7:50 AM

In the UK photo ID can be either passport or driving licence.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 7:52 AM

Achad, do you carry your passport at all times, or is that just an alternative ID in case you don't have a driver's license? I think that's probably the same here.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21605)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 8:04 AM

Yes, interesting that the British government seems to be leaning towards being less intrusive in the personal lives of their citizens. Would be interested to know if Britain has a census or something similar and if you do who collects te data?

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 10:26 AM

Achad
In the UK photo ID can be either passport or driving licence.

This is true, there are other documents such as birth certificates and credit cards that are acceptable too.

dizzy
Dizzy  (Level: 180.7 - Posts: 296)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 10:31 AM

And when you get to my age you can use your bus-pass LOL

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 10:35 AM

I'm getting there Dizzy, i'm getting there. I'll be 57 in October.......all being well.

barnierubble
Barnierubble  (Level: 93.9 - Posts: 637)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 10:38 AM

At the age of 16, i joined the RAF, as a Halton apprentice, and was issued with an ID card 1250. When I left t5he RAF in 1971, I joined a civil airline, and was issued with an ID card for this. Now, living in Spain, I carry a Driver's Licence, with photo, a Residentia card, with photo, a plasticised mineature of my Passport Photo, and a retirement pass, with photo. Never once, in all that time, since 1956, have i felt like a criminal. The only people who object to ID Cards are the people with something to hide, who might be discovered, ie Illegal Immigrants or criminals, because of this. Think about this clevercloggs, what have you got to be scared of by carrying an ID?

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2 - Posts: 3779)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 11:07 AM

It is hardly a case of having to have something to be scared or ashamed of, it is a case of principles. We should not have to live in constant fear that some innocent act will summon the Spanish Inquisition on us. You and I are retired, so our days of having employers and government looking over our shoulder 24/7/365 are greatly reduced. No one likes being bird dogged for whatever reason. You may want to take some time to read or reread 1984 and a couple other books.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.5 - Posts: 1302)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 11:19 AM

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4 - Posts: 21605)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 11:26 AM

http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/06/18/politics/politicalhotsheet/entry5095844.shtml talk about INTRUSIVE and political with big money involved

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.6 - Posts: 661)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 11:57 AM

Pepper: I normally have my driving licence on me , but it is not a legal requirement to carry photo ID.

Linda: We have a national census every ten years.

I have no objections to being required to carry an ID card: What I object to is having to pay for one!

Andy.



clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Wed, 1st Jul '09 12:19 PM

Barnierubble
At the age of 16, i joined the RAF, as a Halton apprentice, and was issued with an ID card 1250. When I left t5he RAF in 1971, I joined a civil airline, and was issued with an ID card for this. Now, living in Spain, I carry a Driver's Licence, with photo, a Residentia card, with photo, a plasticised mineature of my Passport Photo, and a retirement pass, with photo. Never once, in all that time, since 1956, have i felt like a criminal. The only people who object to ID Cards are the people with something to hide, who might be discovered, ie Illegal Immigrants or criminals, because of this. Think about this clevercloggs, what have you got to be scared of by carrying an ID?

I don't recall saying i was scared of anything. If you think it's OK to carry ID, fine go ahead and do it. Just please allow me the option not to. It isn't a matter of fear or having anything to hide, it's about not wasting billions for a sceme that has more holes in it than a tea strainer. I have lived this long, and all through the IRA bombings, without needing an ID card. Im buggered if i'm going to be scared into carrying one now.


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