BBC starts ID card propaganda

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The BBC has started publishing the British government’s ID card propaganda.

There is a link on the BBC News website tonight entitled “Fingertip search: How biometric border controls are tackling illegal immigration”.  The article is talking about what the British government says is going to happen in the future assuming they manage to get biometrics working properly and not what is happening now so the headline is, unsurprisingly for the BBC, completely misleading.

On Planet Home Office, what is going to happen is that everyone who wants to come into the country will have to have a biometric passport and they’ll be validated before they even leave their own country.  Those without biometric passports will go to a consulate and have their fingerprints scanned which will then be sent over here electronically and checked against a biometric database to see if they’ve already been refused entry or if they’re undesirables within 5 minutes.

On Planet Earth, immigrants will just go to another EU country and stroll through border controls because we aren’t allowed to close our borders to our masters on the continent.

On Planet Home Office, immigration officers will do spot checks on factories with portable biometric scanners and check the people working in the factory to make sure they’re allowed to work here.

On Planet Earth, council officers, police officers, traffic wardens and any number of people will have handheld biometric scanners with which we will be required to validate our identies against a national database which is open to businesses and the establishment alike.

Of course, one of the supposed benefits of ID cards is to tackle illegal immigration but people coming into the country will only have fingerprints verified (which are so easy to forge, even I know how to do it) whereas English people who were born here will have to provide iris scans, fingerprints and DNA samples.


  1. Alfie (28 comments) says:

    If anyone wants me, I’ll be in room 101.

  2. A brummie (75 comments) says:

    Personally I have no intention of having an ID card and I’m relying on lot’s of other people not bothering as well. I’m right to have faith in the people aren’t I?

  3. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    I will resist ID cards right up until a judge tells me to submit or go to prison. If I didn’t have four young kids to think about I’d get banged up rather than hand my identity over to the scumbag establishment.

  4. A brummie (75 comments) says:

    Destined to be Labour’s poll tax.

  5. Pogo (3 comments) says:

    Problem’s going to be that the courts will be instructed to “make an example” of the first bunch of refuseniks. 🙁

    Not that I care, I’ll have emigrated by then anyway!

  6. Allie (93 comments) says:

    Where has it ever been announced, or even suggested, that council officers and traffic wardens will have handheld biometric scanners? And who exactly do you mean by `any number of people’?

  7. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Allie, the information is all there if you want to Google for it.

  8. Allie (93 comments) says:

    Tried that; found none. So enlighten me: when and where has it been suggested, and by whom (other than, er, you), that council officers and traffic wardens will have handheld biometric scanners?

  9. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Allie, have a look at the British government’s ID card website. Even banks and shops will be able to use the Identity Database.

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