Friday, 31 July 2009
The Explosive Launch Of The 'New' ID Card
This morning against my much better judgement I sent back my driving licence and paper counterpart to the DVLC. Why, because my photo has 'expired' and the State needs to know what I currently look like. The fact that I have to pay £20 'administration ' fee is another cause of irritation. How the hell did we all cope before photo ID's were dreamed up ? Apart from my passport I cannot think of one piece of ID that I had through out the IRA terror campaign that had my photo on it.
My recollection of that period was of almost daily incidents in Northern Ireland, and the regular 'spectaculars' that the IRA pulled on the mainland. For home grown terrorists they are free to apply for driving licences and or passports, so driving licences and ID cards are not going to be much help.
Because I still want to drive without plod jumping all over me, I will comply. Thats the bit that drives me insane !
Postman Pat is still going ahead with a 'voluntary' ID card- to 'help' the citizen ??
Spyblog has another more sinister use for these cards, they can be used to trigger a bomb when a British Citizen is in the locality- any takers ?
UPDATE SUNDAY 2nd Aug
Checked out of a Hotel this morning in Edinburgh, and the bloody machine for paying the bill just needed my card to be in 'proximity' to read it and take the details. So I had a perfect example of how this technology could act as a trigger ! Scary Stuff.