No Passport For Britons Refusing Mass Surveillance

This is absolutely sad. UK starts to become a nightmare place to live in. I wonder if the writers of “V for Vendetta” saw that somehow and so they situated the story in UK rather in another country.

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Andrew wrote on March 11th, 2007 at 3:37 AM PST:

The United Kingdom is a perfect example of what happens when people embrace the concept of a ‘nanny state’ where will the slippery slope stop next?

In the 60’s and 70’s it was not an uncommon view that the UK would be the first western industrialized nation to slip back into the status of a developing nation, they narrowly avoided this.

Now it looks like they’re going to be the first (major) western liberal democracy to slip into authoritarianism, while probably retaining only the outward appearances of democracy.

Maybe the Scots will leave before this happens.


Phil wrote on March 11th, 2007 at 4:53 AM PST:

When the Scots leave, can they take Blair’s biggest supporters with them … the large block of Scottish Labour MPs. ;)


Alistair McMillan wrote on March 11th, 2007 at 8:42 AM PST:

The Slashdot article is wrong about the date, the deadline is in 2009 not March 2007. Here is the actual interview with Mr. Hall: Your questions to the head of ID card scheme.


Alistair McMillan wrote on March 11th, 2007 at 8:45 AM PST:

And yes, given the chance the Scots probably will leave. The last pole on Scottish Independence showed a slim majority in favour of our independence, but that was back in summer 2006 if I remember correctly. Hopefully since then, with the situation in Iraq getting worse and the idiotic plan to waste billions on nuclear weapons, more people will be in favour of having complete control over the country instead of just devolved powers.

Fingers crossed.


Alistair McMillan wrote on March 11th, 2007 at 8:56 AM PST:

Another mistake in the Slashdot post is that the passport thing has nothing to do with the car movements thing. The Independent article says nothing about the National Identity Scheme or Passports.


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