Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Britain goes ahead with identity card plans for foreigners...

The British government began its identity card program for foreign nationals Tuesday—six years after heated debate over whether the costly plan is an effective tool against terrorism, identity theft and welfare fraud. 

The last time Britain had ID cards was at the end of World War II. 

The program will start with roughly 50,000 foreign students and spouses of permanent residents who will receive cards if they qualify for visa extensions. 

Other foreign nationals living and working in Britain will not be immediately affected, but they will eventually need cards as the program is expanded. Officials have not provided details about the national plan, although airport workers are expected to need cards next year out of security concerns. More...

See also:

  1. Social services 'set up CCTV camera in couple's bedroom!!!' WTF!
  2. Italy: troops hit the streets and groups of more than three people become illegal...
  3. Italy has started fingerprinting the Roma gypsies: what's coming next?
  4. The NSA spies on innocent Americans... Is that supposed to be a surprise?

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