|Is Britain free ?
||[Apr. 13th, 2008|02:07 pm]
With regards to my previous posting on the subject of the British National Identify Card (wikipedia) I note that at some future date if I apply for a British passport (and I have had one for several years although it has expired) I would be required to be entered onto the NIR (National Identification Register).
As a consequence I would be required (at least if resident in the UK - which I am not) to inform the British Government of any major changes in my life including changes of address and if I should fail to do so I would be fined.
Under the NIR UK Residents will be required to:
Attend in person to be photographed, have their fingerprints taken and iris scanned.
Promptly inform the police or Home Office if a card is lost or damaged.
Promptly inform the National Identity Register of any change of address.
Promptly inform the National Identity Register of significant changes to their personal life.
Failure to inform the Government of a change of address or other personal details will result in a fine of £1,000. Fines for refusing to register have been removed until a later Bill; instead passports and/or other designated documents (e.g. driving licence) may be denied. Failure to inform the Government if the card is tampered with, damaged, lost or stolen may result in a prison sentence of up to 51 weeks.
LOSE YOUR GOVERNMENT ID AND GO TO PRISON FOR A YEAR ??
This is NOT freedom. This is slavery and subversion to bureaucracy.
This legislation is in my view a denial of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
We have a politician in New South Wales who doesn't believe in Human Rights and appears to deny the importance of individual freedom and his name is John Hatzistergos Read his views here...