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National Identification Cards [Apr. 13th, 2008|09:57 am]
Bob Bain
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In my last posting I wrote:-

I am a Citizen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It says so on my birth certificate and my National Indentity Card issued in Canvey Island Post Office several years ago

Registered as living at 47, Ash Road, Canvey Island on April 5th. 1944 (11 days after I was born)

Changed address to 17 Martin(s) Drive, Rainham Essex April 5th. 1948 (that should read 17, Martin Drive)

both places of residence are either photographed (47 Ash Road Canvey Island) or available via Google Maps (17 Martin Drive) and documented somewhere in this journal.

the card expired on 25th. March 1960

I believe the government of the United Kingdom abolished them after the end of World War II

It appears as though the concept has been resurrected



Compulsory identity cards were first issued in the United Kingdom during World War I, and abandoned in 1919. Cards were re-introduced during World War II under the National Registration Act 1939, but were abandoned seven years after the end of that war in 1952, amid widespread public resentment.

In this country a proposed Australia Card http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_Card was defeated but as the article notes the TFN is now a defacto ID (Tax File Number) and the government tracks each and every one of us using a variety of means that perhaps only Dr. Roger Clarke would know about... http://www.anu.edu.au/people/Roger.Clarke/