Guardian Unlimited Politics Special Reports Blunkett seeks to calm ID card fears
This is all about politicians and their paper wielding militia, the bureaucrats, seeking to get control over the general public. First they want to tag you, and then it's only a question of which slaughterhouse they will send you to, or which rights they accord or withdraw. The biggest laugh they will have is when they force us to pay for them. To hell with their cards and controls. We should tag them and monitor their voting, meetings, moonlight jobs, business deals etc. Start from the principle that every citizen is free, within the law. Stop treating us like livestock, and instead concentrate on eliminating the bureaucracy with well-designed professional systems for the 21st century. It's a matter of efficiency, but also of goodwill - and the present British junta shows little sign of either, unless you count mealy-mouthed hypocrisy and parroting of focus-group drivel.