Trevor Mendham

UK Compulsory National Identity Cards

Dangers of ID Cards

The Future

All we can say for sure about the future is that it will surprise us.

Cast your mind back ten years or so. It would have been difficult then to imagine Labour winning the next election, let alone with a massive majority. It would have been almost impossible to imagine them staying in power for three terms.

The world changed.

Cast your mind back a mere four years. It would have been difficult to imagine the World Trade Centre reduced to rubble, let alone the atrocious method. It would have been almost impossible to imagine a post-911 world where Heathrow airport would be surrounded by tanks and the UK would join the US in an invasion of Iraq without a UN resolution.

The world changed.

Where will we be twenty years from now? I don't know. I do know this:

The world will change.

Perhaps we will be at peace and have a benevolent government that supports the rights and freedoms of all citizens including minorities.

Or perhaps the current trend will continue. Perhaps people will become increasingly disillusioned with the two main parties and allow minor parties like the BNP to get in. Perhaps parties like the BNP will win not just local but Westminster seats. Perhaps they will eventually hold the balance of power in a hung Parliament.

Perhaps they'll get to dictate policy.

Do you want to be carrying an Identity Card if that happens? Would you still be happy to have your personal information held in a central Government database?

What about your gay / black / Muslim friends?

I don't know what will happen. I do know that I'm not prepared to gamble.

UK ID Cards - Introduction

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