Are you in
business? Do you do overseas trade? Do you use SWIFT to clear your
Have you been
wondering why American companies are winning contracts over British firms?
Did Gordon Brown,
or the Treasury, or the Bank of England tell you that the Americans now have all of your financial data?
Gordon Brown knew in 2002 that the American
Government subpoenaed SWIFT to provide details of all overseas transactions,
and all banking details (and probably a lot more), of all European businesses, and I believe IT'S STILL GOING ON.
Gordon Brown knew
this because the Bank of England told him.
Gordon Brown and
the Treasury have kept quiet about how they failed to safeguard your
trade secrets, failed to protect your data.
Gordon Brown and the Treasury have failed in their
duty of care to British business.
Do you now feel
safe giving the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) your personal banking details that they
are going to want in order to give you a passport?
Notice that the
UK Passport Office is now called Identity and Passport Service. They want your
data, in the new 69 Interrogation centres being built in HMRC offices in
2007, envisaged to grow to 2000 centers, to interrogate the whole of the
interviews described as deliberately ”intrusive” by Home Office documents,
large amounts of information will be collected on passport applicants, who then
be cross-questioned on personal details.
their first adult passport, will be first to face the interrogation centers,
then those who want to renew, then everyone else who does not have a passport,
and they will be asked to provide many more details about themselves in the new
forms than people currently are, such as their previous addresses, bank account
details, and official reference numbers used for other government services.
New powers, in
regulations under the Identity Cards Act 2006, will be used to make other
public authorities provide private information they hold on the person
corresponding to those details, which will be compiled into a single file.
Once the IPS and HMRC have a single compiled file,
they have a National Identity Register.
So the fop that
David Cameron is promoting of getting rid of the ID card is rubbish, just a
vote catcher, he will not commit to getting rid of the NIR. Why? Because the
conservatives want it as much as NuLab do.
Is that data as ‘safe’ as the Data that Gordon Brown let the Americans have on your business
transactions, or the data that DVLC sells. A NuLab guarantee is about as good as Gerald Ronson's jewellery.
Next time a Bank asks you for your Mother's maiden name as a security question, how do you feel about every civil servant in the UK already having access to that information, and probably within about 6 months every American.
wants a Britain where the government know everything about you, and your lives
will be monitored with cameras, mobile phone tracking, trackers in cars, and
where they cannot get to you electronically, by the new STASI that they have
set up to snoop on you.
Don’t you find
the words ‘Interrogation Centres’ rather Germanic?