Those who have been following the course of New Labour's steady destruction of traditional British liberties will notice a very simple pattern emerging. First, the government removes the rights of those who many would consider undesirables—Muslim "terrorists", drug-dealers, prostitutes, and the like—and then gradually the rights are removed from the rest of us.
That was in response to the proposal to seize assets from suspected drug dealers, but it also applies to many other pieces of legislation advanced by this abysmal government; and this includes the "soft sell" of ID Cards which was announced yesterday.
This same tactic is being used in the case of the ID cards "soft sell", as ChickenYoghurt notes*. [Thanks to Justin for permission to quote the whole piece.]
ID Cards: scum to get them first
This change of strategy on ID cards by the government might be a winner, I’m sorry and worried to say. The plan is for a phased introduction starting with three of the most hated groups of people in Britain: bloody foreigners, bloody students and bloody airport baggage handlers.
It’s perfect. When the scheme turns out to be the unmitigated carnage all right-thinking people believe it’s going to be, well, who cares. It was only bloody foreigners, bloody students and bloody airport baggage handlers whose lives were ruined. Go back to sleep Britain. Walk on by.
The only way to improve this plan would be to include Members of Parliament and nonces.