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Blunkett does a yooey

ID cerds is a bad idea efter all then. Tuik thum bluidy lang enuff.

S
Celyn

But Blunkett is not Home Sec any more.   So he just feels like hitting the headlines.  OR mibbe he's been told to fly a kite.   Even so, I'm  not sure his plan is much better:

Quote:


Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says the government should scrap plans to introduce ID cards for all in favour of mandatory biometric passports.



And here's an un-named "spokesman:

Quote:

A spokesman for the Home Office said the government was still committed to ID cards.


I'm not sure I even believe that David Cameron would properly backtrack on the ID plan, if elected.  What am I saying?  Barring sudden death Cameron will be elected.  We're all doomed.   Or he *might* cancel ID card plans in a manifesto then come up with the same thing with a different name.

Pessimist, moi?
Crying or Very sad
dosser

I thocht I wiz dead-set against the idea o' ID cerds - and I'm still no' comfie wi' the idea.

But there anither side tae the argument. A freen an' client o' mine is a affie nice French bloke and I was amazed tae learn that he's visted North Africa and come here tae set up a business but has never hud a passport.

A' he huz is a tatty bit o' cerdoard wi' a oot o' date photie took when he wiz in his late teens/ early twenties.

I swear ye cuid knock similar things oot wi' yer ane pooter or a John Bull Printing Set (remember them?)

It looks tae me like, as long as ye can get tae France, ye can walk intae the UK wi' a bit o' shittie cerdboard whit says yer a citizen o' the EU thingy place.

Ah think Ah'd like tae see a slightly mair sophisticatit wye o' daen things.
SengaMcp

I've no real problem with ID cards. It's Westmonster's knacky notion that they should add in other things like your medical, NI, tax and banking info to the same card when we all know that there's no real security available to protect the data. We all know how good HMG is at that eh?

As things stand now, a criminal would need to look in several different locations to find all that data. Westmonster's current plan would put it all in one convenient location and force us to pay for the privilege.
dosser

SengaMcp wrote:


As things stand now, a criminal would need to look in several different locations to find all that data. Westmonster's current plan would put it all in one convenient location and force us to pay for the privilege.


Zakkly! That's wan o' the bits Ah'm still no' comfie wi'.
weejan

I had no problem with an ID card except that I objected to paying for one. I don't drive so no licence and our passports are out of date. As we don't plan to go abroad any time soon for various reasons, I couldn't afford to pay out a huge sum of money for 2 passports to sit in a drawer doing nothing for a couple of years.

We have managed without one though. The only time is caused a bit of a bother was when we wanted to change our bank but we got round it with some utility bills and a letter from my employee saying who I was.  C was self employed then so we took his Companies House paperwork and his driving licence.


and it helped I knew the bank branch manager from the school playground. Our daughters were in school together.
Celyn

weejan wrote:
I had no problem with an ID card except that I objected to paying for one. I don't drive so no licence and our passports are out of date. As we don't plan to go abroad any time soon for various reasons, I couldn't afford to pay out a huge sum of money for 2 passports to sit in a drawer doing nothing for a couple of years.
........


Haha, now I feel normal!  It is truly ridiculous the amount of people who will ASSUME that one must have a driving licence, and just cannot listen when I tell them no, never had one and couldn't afford to continue lessons now.  Likewise, passport expired ages ago and no real point in taking money from something more important to pay for a  new one if I can't afford to travel.
Heidy

Its no an ID or a passport a Panda gets ya daft bat its a microchip hingy that Heathuur ra vet wid fire inty ye Celyn hen......
While we ur oan ra subjivt annat Ah me masel wid like tae state publicllie here an noo that in ma humbil opinion Gordin fekkin broon is a twat an so ur aw his hingers oan!
So noo ye ken whaur Ah staun wi iss bunch o fekkin crooks an warmunguurs! Evil or Very Mad
Celyn

Ach well, at least I couldn't lose a microchip.   Any microfiche to eat with that?

Heidy, I doubt you'll find many fans of Gordy Broon to argue with.  Mr. Green
Neil

It's nae the cerd that's the problem, it's the database.

If the cerd is supposed tae uniquely identify us, fit's the database for? The guvmint cuidna gae a toss aboot the cerds, it's the database they've aye been aifter.
Fey Hag

Ra auld fella being sick anaw I decided ta shop on line an have the groceries delivered.
We have a loyalty discount cerd.
Give oos yir card # says the form yea fill oot.

Oop comes every item you ever bought since yea got the bluidy cerd.

Bugga that fer a game uv sojers

See cerds see load uv shyte
Soorploom

Ra hale set up is a bag ae shite. Initialy it wis a tory idea tae stop multiple claimin ae benefit. Still bloody is annaw, wi fightin terrorism as an excuse.

It widnae w**k either. Criminals an terrorists ur weel able tae replicate an forge ony sort ae cerd ur document.
AG

Fey Hag wrote:

We have a loyalty discount cerd.
Give oos yir card # says the form yea fill oot.

Oop comes every item you ever bought since yea got the bluidy cerd.

Bugga that fer a game uv sojers

See cerds see load uv shyte


Aye ah'm the same wi soopermerkit loyalty cairds. Ah've nane and they look askance at ye at the checkoot when ye say ye dinnae huv wan, then try and persuade ye tae take wan. No thanks.

How much ye spend. What ye buy. When ye buy. Yer preferences ower this or that product.

Collective fuggin goldmine ay informashin.
Fey Hag

Thiv got me AG hook line an sinker.

Ra cerd gives me aboot $15 a month.
Nae cerd nae munt.

Free choklit Razz Penshuners canna luik a gift horse in ra mooth.

Soul sold Confused
Clash

Get a Platinum visa kerd Fey and Auldie.

It gies you free entry tae Opera, free caviar or Porn.

Joke

Real question asked tae a penshioner (Auldie, heidi, weejan or jismy: take your pick) at the theatre

"What do you think about the sex and violence in the theatre these days?"

"I haven't seen anything" says Fey

"I always sit in the front seats"
Fey Hag

Yea daft Monkey ah havnae been to the pictures in 40 yirs.
Nae point if ah kuidnae sit in ra back where awl ra action wus.

Last time I went the sound was so loud I had to leave because my ears felt as if they were  going to blead.

Bet yir deaf fra awl that awfoo drummin & dug barkin.

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