The Register reports that the government appears to be introducing a national ID database by stealth. The plan is to force all new passport applicants and, eventually, all those renewing their passports, to provide fingerprints for their database. If I need to tell you why that’s not necessarily a good thing then there’s probably very little hope for you.
It’s a damn good reason, if one was needed, not to vote Labour in the forthcoming election even if the fact of Tony Blair being a liar wasn’t enough. Unfortunately, I couldn’t possibly bring myself to vote Conservative, I’m not too impressed with the Liberal Democrats either and I hate tactical voting. If the Greens field a candidate in my constituency I may vote for them, otherwise I may not be voting at all at this rate.