Wednesday, 17 February 2010

ID theft more likely, not less likely, if you join National Identity Register

I find it interesting that six of the eleven assassins who recently bumped off a Hamas official in Dubai used false British identities—surely a joke on the nation that gave the world James Bond. It’s not very nice to wake up one morning and discover you are wanted by Interpol for murder. Especially puzzling when you find your passport is still in the drawer next to the bed. Of course, your identity has been stolen and used. How? In this case, Mossad probably just dipped into the Israeli ID database and pulled a few names out--"Ah yes, he's British, let's use him." No sweat at all really.

One of the reasons—only one, and not even the most important one!—NO2ID is adamantly opposed to the government’s looney ID scheme is that you are much more likely to become a victim of identity theft if you're in the National Identity Register. It’s logical. How can I explain this? Would you put all your eggs in one basket and then place them outside your house and trust no one to steal them? That’s what signing into the National Identity Register entails—handing over all your personal information and hoping no one will steal it. Just trust the government!

The equation to remember: ID card = National Identity Register = totally unacceptable risk. So, DON’T GET A BRITISH ID CARD. It's not worth the risk, and most definitely not in your interests to have all your information placed in one very openly displayed basket.

Monday, 8 February 2010

The British ID card is a trick to get you on the National Identity Register; it is not a “useful tool”!

The government are rolling out ID cards in London. Whoopee. Here is the government spin: “The national identity card will prove an extremely useful tool for young people in London, whether they are opening a bank account, buying age-restricted goods such as computer games or DVDs, entering a nightclub or travelling to Europe.”

Who does Meg Hillier think she is kidding, and why is she going along with this nonsense? The ID card is not being introduced to help people at all. The purpose of the ID card is to trick you to signing into the National Identity Register, a sinister database that will in future, according to the grand plan, be accessible by every plonker bureaucrat in the land. You’ll have your fingerprints taken, eyes scanned, and other critical information about you listed on one electronic file. Congratulations, you’ve just been tagged for life, and updating the information will become your responsibility on pain of a large fine! Still want an ID card? Think again my friends. This ridiculous scheme is doomed to failure. The headlines one morning in the papers will be: “Everyone’s personal information lost”, only it won’t have been an accident...

Stay off the National Identity Register AT ALL COSTS. Protest the ID card scheme, and join NO2ID today. This is a crucial time, and we must not let young people be conned into getting one of these insidious cards. We must fight to keep Britain free. The stakes are that high.