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Leaked UK gov't doc reveals plan to "coerce" Brits into national ID register

Via Boing Boing:

Phil from the UK anti-ID-register group NO2ID sends in this nugget — note the call to action there. We’ve got a sensitive government document revealing the British government’s plan to trick us into a database state and we need as many copies as possible, as quickly as possible!

My mirror of the NO2ID annotated document is here.

The full NO2ID call to action reads as follows:

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 “coercing” its citizens onto a National Identity Register. The ‘ID card’ is revealed as little more than a cover to create a official dossier and trackable ID for every UK resident – creating what NO2ID calls ‘the database state’.

NO2ID’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.

“The 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.”

“Biometric ID cards are a sham; a magician’s flourish to cover the biggest identity fraud there has ever been.”

Published on 2008/01/29 at 14:34 by Toby, tags , , ,

For those of you that have missed out

…on recent events on the Internet, Chicken Yoghurt has an excellent jumping off point.

The interesting thing, of course, is that due to Schillings’ actions there are now significantly more people who know about Craig’s book Murder in Samarkand (paperback here) and who will have read his allegations against Usmanov.

Whoops… I don’t think that Schillings will be putting this in their online case history.

I do wonder why fasthosts apparently pulled the whole server account. Did they know it would get this reaction?

[11:29] Ouch. It’s just hit Boing Boing.

[2007-09-26] Double ouch. It’s hit Slashdot now. Yes, Schillings have excelled themselves this time…

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