Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Is it a U-turn, or is it just sneaky?


Mr Johnson even admitted the suggestion the cards would help combat terrorism was exaggerated as he accepted the Government should never have allowed "the perception to go around that they were a panacea for terrorism".

Well, DUH!?

But do you see how sneaky he is? He starts off by painting himself as the sensible one ...

Instead, the Home Office is now concentrating on the cards being useful for youngsters to prove their age when going in to pubs.

... and then reveals that he's just changing the pitch and he's now playing the long game. Once you're in the database, you're in the database. Doesn't matter why or how.

Fucking cunts. This one is a slippery fucker, I wish he'd stayed in the Royal Mail.

Update: Charlotte Gore has more.


Angry Exile said...

The database is going nowhere and the bastards will still put your details in it when you get a passport. Voluntary my left nut. I'd already decided not to renew my UK passport when it expires, partly because it's about $280 and I'm told involves a lot of tedious wankery with the High Commission in Canberra because the Consulates in the cities, those places where real people live or work, won't do it. But mostly because I'm damned if the bastards are putting my info in their computer just so they can leave USB drive copies in the back of a fucking taxi.

Dan, Dan the Gardening man said...

Apparently when you renew your passport, your details are automatically transfered to the ID database. So whether or not you do/dont carry a card - the info is still collected and stored for gov use.

My missus just renewed her 10-year passport, you want to see the Biometric shit!

Dan, Dan... said...

Sorry ANGRT EXILE did read your post... DUH!

TheRump said...

Fuckin' Stinks!

WordVer: bolerchs (too right!)