Taken from the leaked government document
From: Cory Doctorow
Phil from the UK anti-ID-register group NO2ID sends in this nugget â€” note the call to action there. Weâ€™ve got a sensitive government document revealing the British governmentâ€™s plan to trick us into a database state and we need as many copies as possible, as quickly as possible!
UK campaigners NO2ID this morning enlisted the help of bloggers across the world to spread a leaked government document describing how the British government intends to go about â€œcoercingâ€ its citizens onto a National Identity Register. The â€˜ID cardâ€™ is revealed as little more than a cover to create a official dossier and trackable ID for every UK resident â€“ creating what NO2ID calls â€˜the database stateâ€™.
NO2IDâ€™s national coordinator, Phil Booth, exhorted bloggers, freedom lovers and anyone who gives a damn about personal privacy to mirror the annotated document on their site.
â€œThe charade is over. While ministers try to bamboozle the British public with fairytales about fingerprints, officials are plotting how to dupe and bully the population into surrendering control of their own identities.â€
â€œBiometric ID cards are a sham; a magicianâ€™s flourish to cover the biggest identity fraud there has ever been.â€ â€” Phil Booth