End Evil

22/9/03 - Blunkett

Blunkett has a new scheme to make sure we keep those evil immigrants out - out of work that is - the identity card. He expects everyone to pay £40 for a card which will be used to identify them and apparently you won't be allowed to work without one. All this will do is drive the immigrants underground, force them into illegal sweatshop situations and create a black market in stolen and forged cards.

It is also a worrying extension of this big brother style fetish that the government in the UK seems to have, CCTV everywhere, access to private emails, the Lothian police even started taking DNA samples off everyone arrested for any crime, they have already ammassed a huge database. Although the stated reasons for these developments are usually hard to argue with, the potential for infringement of privacy and human rights are a cause for concern.


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