Jun 14th 2010

The privacy piggies keep on squealing

Regular readers will remember that when it was announced that ID cards were for the chop, I couldn't resist delighting in the news that those who had paid for an ID card weren't going to be recompensed. If you play with matches etc… Soon after, David 'Big' Blunkett moaned that it was all terribly unfair […]

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Jun 7th 2010

ID cards by the backdoor?

The following article is a guest post written by Ian Dunt – the Editor of leading specialist UK politics news website, Politics.co.uk. Having read this article when it went up on his site on Sunday; we thought it was important that Big Brother Watch readers also had the chance to digest the details, and it […]

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May 26th 2010


When – on the day the coalition government was formed – the Identity and Passport Service website changed to look like this many were cheered. When – a few days later – the coalition document proudly announced the scrapping of the ID card and National Identity Register many more had reason to be pleased. But, […]

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Mar 29th 2010

Want a passport? Join the National Identity Register

Public sector ICT monitors Kable have revealed that the Home Secretary, Alan Johnson, plans to introduce primary legislation which would require passport applicants to be fingerprinted and enrolled on the National Identity Register. As they write: In response to a question from his Conservative shadow Chris Grayling, Johnson said: "The provisions of the Identity Cards […]

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Mar 19th 2010

Don’t be fooled. The ID card has not gone away

Holding an identity card should be a personal choice for British citizens — just as it is now to obtain a passport. Accordingly, I want the introduction of identity cards for all British citizens to be voluntary Alan Johnson, Home Secretary – 1st July 2009 We will reduce the information British citizens have to give […]

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