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Offline Lynda

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And it begins.... First Cards for non EU nationals
« on: September 25, 2008, 10:29:45 pm »
As BBC Swindon covered this at lunchtime today, I link to  the BBC general site, there is a barrow load of ov=ther coverage on this today...

We see the first of the slowly, slowy implementation.
The Govt. is choosing to slice the population in waffer-thin Identity Bits.
First Non-EU residents

Next... Airport workers
Next children, esp. those who need a student loan ( that'll be everyone except the quite rich)
And so on, and so on ...

By selecting this little group of non-Brits the government has taken it's first little step.



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Re: And it begins.... First Cards for non EU nationals
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 12:40:46 pm »
The Govt. is choosing to slice the population in waffer-thin Identity Bits.
First Non-EU residents

Next... Airport workers
Next children, esp. those who need a student loan ( that'll be everyone except the quite rich)
And so on, and so on ...

By selecting this little group of non-Brits the government has taken it's first little step.

And the make-up of this thin end of the wedge is particularly cunning - (1) those most fearful of being chucked out of the country and with little sympathy from large parts of the population, ie immigrants; (2) low-paid and therefore economically vulnerable workers - including many people already in (1); (3) young people who are more likely to take for granted the blather they've been hearing now about ID/NIR for a large portion of their lives and who are economically vulnerable (ie need the student loan); unless the objections start with (1) the wedge will have been driven too far in a couple of years for it to make sense to protest any more.

The way this has been calculated out so coldly makes me feel physically sick about the motives of this government.

 

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