Sunday, May 23, 2010
41 - ID CARDS AND THE NATIONAL IDENTITY REGISTER SHOULD BE SCRAPPED
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ID CARDS AND THE NATIONAL IDENTITY REGISTER SHOULD BE SCRAPPED
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The proposed ID cards will not do any of the things it is supposed to do, will cost a fortune and impose upon our civil liberties. It should be scrapped now.
* Executive summary
All the Yes points
It will cost £19bn or more
ID cards will lead to increased discrimination
It will turn into another expensive IT fiasco
We do not have a written constitution
A unique ID number will increase 'identity fraud'
ID Cards will not protect us from terrorism and crime!
Your data will not be secure and private
No need for more red tape
The UK is a liberal society and unused to ID cards
We need the freedom to retain our identity.
What benefits will they bring?
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All the No points
They offer a secure and convenient way of proving your age
ID cards will help protect cardholders against identity theft and fraud
ID cards will provide a reliable way of checking the identity of people in positions of trust
They will provide a secure way of applying for financial products and making financial transactions, including those made over the internet
ID cards will help to confirm your eligibility for public services and benefits – and reduce fraud relating to these services and benefits
ID cards will help combat illegal working and reduce illegal immigration to the UK
ID cards will allow the police more quickly to identify suspects and people they arrest.
It will make it easier to travel in Europe
The UK is not that liberal a society and will adapt to ID cards
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