Thursday, 22 May 2008

Big Brother Database For Phones And Emails

Blunkett tried this about five or six years ago but didn't get it through...just a matter of time, though, given this government's control-freakery. Mind you, a lot of this stuff is already contained in RIPA which was passed without most people hearing anything about it in 2001.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Government Backs Cadets For State Schools

Instead of doing something useful the Government spends time and (our) money on committess to come up with pointless ideas such as backing cadet forces for state schools, a National Armed Services Day and legislation to outlaw disrimination against armed service personnel. Perhaps they should save money, lives and time by not embarking on illegal and unpopular wars in the first place and by providing decent support for wounded troops when they return to Blighty.

Friday, 16 May 2008

ID Card Delivery Plan, etc - Read The Government's Own Guff

The IPS Identity Cards Scheme Cost Report here.

The National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008 here.

And the IPS 'consultation' exercise (ends 30 June 2008) here.

Information to be included on the ID card (Wikipedia) here.

Government's desperate attempt to cut costs of the scheme by contracting out ID card procurement to the private sector here.