Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tracking the Devil

Apologies for the longish absence, but events in real life seem to have been taking over; fear not, however, for I intend to be back in the blogging chair in short order.

First up, although our oh-so-benificent government have denied it time and again, via Timmy, it seems that there are plans afoot to ensure that everyone has to carry one.
State officials are to be given powers previously reserved for times of war to demand a person’s proof of identity at any time.

Anybody who refuses the Big Brother demand could face arrest and a possible prison sentence.

The new rules come in legislation to be unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech.

They are presented as a crackdown on illegal immigration, but lawyers say they could be applied to anybody who has ever been outside the UK, even on holiday.

The civil rights group Liberty, which analysed clauses from the new Immigration and Citizenship Bill, called them an attempt to introduce compulsory ID cards by the back door.

By the "back door"? It seems to me that they have already decided that they cannot be bothered beating down your back door and have now come around to the front, rung the bell and then hoofed you in the knackers as you opened up.

Naturally, the government are denying that this is the case, and that...
"to maintain effective immigration control it is only right that we ask everyone attempting to enter the UK to produce a valid identity document."

Yes, but of course it is. Of course. So, tell me: you haven't been able to maintain effective control up until this point, right? And tell me again, oh Home Office wallah, how the fuck is this going to affect the vast majority of immigrants, who come in through the EU, anyway?

Meanwhile, Whipped Senseless has got hold of the Non-Disclosure Agreement for those working on the National Identity Scheme.
Other than the usual legal protection it gives the company, several areas of the agreement should cause serious concern.

Clause 3.2c states that companies working on the NIS should limit disclosure of information when required to do so by the courts.
“Consult with the Authority as to possible steps to avoid or limit disclosure and take those steps where they would not result in significant adverse consequences to the Authority”

If that was not enough, Clause 5 of the document provides the grounds upon which the Home Office can secure access to the property, computers and records of the company, its employees and subcontractors. Such access would be at the “sole discretion” of the Home Secretary. No search warrant or judicial oversight would be required.

I do hope that you are all looking forward to our brave new world? I know that I am: I simply cannot wait to be thrown into jail because I have refused to show one of my state servants my ID Card.

What the fuck is going on in this country? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller...

And on that note, my impecunious Greek friend has some advice.
We've already, thanks to the staggering incompetence of the Speaker and the Serjeant-at-Arms, established that the police can barge into the Mother of Parliaments and ransack MPs' offices without a warrant. So I say, go the whole hog. Let's submit them to the same intrusive nannying they are happy for us to undergo.

Make them pay from their own pockets for ID cards that they can use to "quickly and conveniently establish their identity", fine them £1,000 if their details are incorrect, ban them from claiming the money back from the taxpayer, and then give the police the right to stop them and demand that identification at will.

Fingerprint them on entry to the Palace of Westminster, take DNA swabs from each and every one of them, and refuse to remove their details from the database, in breach of their human rights, when they are turfed out of office.

Demand receipts for every penny of expenditure that they claim back from the taxpayer - and fire and prosecute every single MP that steals public money to put their kids through university or keep their wives in shoes and handbags.

Fire and prosecute any MP who sexually harasses a colleague.

Ban all booze promotions in the Palace of Westminster; make MPs pay the same for their pints as the rest of us rather than enjoying taxpayer-subsidised cheap drink. And then, yes, breathalyse the cunts as they troop through the division lobbies to vote through yet more restrictions on matters which are absolutely none of their bloody business.

If these bastards are so determined to make our daily lives a misery, then the least we can do is to return the fucking favour.

Then, of course, we can hang them by the cock and the clit, and throw fireworks and cactuses at the fucks until they apologise. Then we will put them out of their misery...

... by hanging onto their legs and finally letting them die, die, die. The cunts.

Fucking hellski.


Old Holborn said...

So tell them to fuck off and then shut up.

See if they hold you for more than an hour.

Seriously, say absolutely nothing. What is the worst that can happen?

Henry North London 2.0 said...

You'll get assessed by a psychiatrist and sectioned and then fed psychiatric drugs for not saying anything

Dont go down that route

Believe me even the psychiatrists have to respond and section if you dont talk to them

And dont whatever you do give them any reason to think youre a conspiraloon, or politically subversive

You have to talk in a well mannered public school accent and state that you dont like the law and that you were being silent as a protest

You will be in the police station for over 12 hours Is it worth it?

Goodnight Vienna said...

Yes Henry - it's worth it.

Anonymous said...

What constitues a valid identity document? Just about all documents seem to rely either on "self certification" or a Birth certificate. Back in the 70's Freddy Forsyth in the "Day of the Jackal" showed how easy it is to get a false passport based on alegally obtained copy of a Birth certificate. Has this changed? On these bases a passport proves nothing and a driving licence proves nothing. So what is there? What documentation would an ID card be based upon?

Henry North London 2.0 said...

thats me told then

Heil Hitler Brown

Bishop Brennan said...

The thing those tossers at the Home Office haven't worked out is that the police in most areas won't want to arrest people for not presenting ID because of the paperwork involved and their limited numbers, which need to be reserved for dealing with drunken punch-ups on council estates.

That assumes, of course, that they care... and are willing to take on difficult problems. On that note, I noticed in Chav-ville last night that it took 6 policemen / women to deal with one child shoplifter in the local convenience store.

Although it was fucking funny when the thieving bitch burst into tears following some actually rather mild sarcasm from one of the Officers. Suggests to me that, under the hoodies and the brazen behaviour, they are actually complete wusses! Perhaps we have found the most appropriate weapon to deal with them?

Anonymous said...

Welcome back!

Prodicus said...

You know, I daresay, that THE UK IS LEADING the EU-ID card project? The commissars' faith in the British government's celebrated expertise in large IT systems and IT security is most amusing.

Goodnight Vienna said...

Henry, did I misunderstand you? For the avoidance of doubt I'll clarify my comment: I think that any consequences resulting from passive, non-compliance re ID cards would be 'worth it'.

Henry North London 2.0 said...

No you didnt

I am agreeing with you

Once youve faced off the GMC all else becomes secondary

Roger Thornhill said...


Be careful about your Avatar.

45x45 pixels is all they need for an iris scan, so I hear.

Henry North London 2.0 said...

Oh dear Cripes Now you tell me?

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