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Saturday, January 21, 2006

You can't smash the state with an ID card

Apparently the Lord Chancellor not only thinks that ID cards are a nifty idea, but is of the opinion that anyone who has the temerity to refuse one should be given a slap across the wrist by the long-arm of the law:
Lord Falconer told BBC Radio Four's Any Questions: "The question is should you require - and I think ultimately, unless there is compulsion, you won't get the benefits of an ID card system - is it right to compel those that don't have a passport also to get an ID card?

"I think it is, I think it will become inevitable that you need reliable means of identification, both to stop people stealing your identity, and also making it much, much easier for you to deal with the state."
Like Nosemonkey, I'm not really sure I want have all that much to do with the state. Why would I want to deal with an institution engaged in the slaughter of Iraqis while pissing-away my civil liberties? The state can go and fuck itself for all I care and it can take it's stupid ID card scheme and Lord Falconer with it.

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