ID Cards – the simple answer

This has to be the best argument I have yet seen against ID cards from The Last Boy Scout.

My opposition to the ID cards bill is well documented on this blog, as
I feel it's fundamentally flawed and takes it away some of our liberty
to roam freely in this country. I, for one, certainly do not believe
Blair and Reid's old line that holding a plastic card prevents
terrorism.

However, to the point. Whilst having a quiet drink
with a friend over lunch, the subject of ID cards cropped up, in which
my friend boiled down the arguement to its bearest bones.

The converstion went a bit like this:

“ID Cards, just a bit of plastic, that won't stop people committing terrorism will it?”

LBS: “Well that's what the government reckons.”

“Well your driving licence is just a plastic card, but that doesn't stop a person from committing a driving offence does it!”

At this point I was left a tad speechless, as he had hit the nail right on the head.

Say NO to ID Cards, Say NO to the Database state.

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Ian Parker-Joseph, former Leader of the Libertarian Party UK, who currently heads PDPS Internet Hosting and the Personal Deed Poll Services company, has been an IT industry professional for over 20 years, providing Business Consulting, Programme and Project Management, specialising in the recovery of Projects that have failed in a process driven world. Ian’s experience is not limited to the UK, and he has successfully delivered projects in the Middle East, Africa, US, Russia, Poland, France and Germany. Working within different cultures, Ian has occupied high profile roles within multi-nationals such as Nortel and Cable & Wireless. These experiences have given Ian an excellent insight into world events, and the way that they can shape our own national future. His extensive overseas experiences have made him all too aware of how the UK interacts with its near neighbours, its place in the Commonwealth, and how our nation fits into the wider world. He is determined to rebuild many of the friendships and commercial relationships with other nations that have been sadly neglected over the years, and would like to see greater energy and food security in these countries, for the benefit of all. Ian is a vocal advocate of small government, individual freedom, low taxation and a minimum of regulation. Ian believes deeply and passionately in freedom and independence in all areas of life, and is now bringing his professional experiences to bear in the world of politics.
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