Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Peculiarly British identity cards

BBC NEWS | Europe | Peculiarly British identity cards: "In Britain, an opinion poll suggested that 80% of people supported the introduction of ID cards. But opposition is being voiced on multiple grounds.

The traditional objection of the free-born Englishman, as he would see himself, is summed up in the sentence: 'Why should I have to prove who I am?'

That may seem a little incongruous in a country with an estimated 4m closed-circuit cameras monitoring the population."

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