I don't know if you feel strongly about them or not.
I completely understand the theoretical benefits to a unified compulsory ID system, however, the proposed implementation of ID cards is both highly flawed, and unlikely to realise any of those benefits in my opinion, and be very costly to the taxpayer.
Regardless of your opinion on the issue, I imagine that most of you think it is important to have a coherent and open public debate over the issue.
The government would probably like you to think it is supporting an open debate on the issue, it recently launched the 'debate forum' mylifemyid.org. Have a look over it, have a look at the information provided, and then have a close look at the forums.
It essentially amounts to propaganda. Every single government employee (the admins and mods) are towing the party line, supporting the ID cards plans 100%. Posts disagreeing with them are being edited, or even completely deleted, without a trace.
To register on the site, you are forced to give them personal information. You have to fork over your age, gender, location and current employment status. Which is one good way of scaring off privacy concious individuals.
Once you have registered, even if you uncheck every box regarding whether or not they can send you emails, your inbox will be bombarded with unsolicited, illegal, emails.
In addition to this, the government are using mine and your tax money to provide (what I hope is) free marketing to the following brands: Super Mario
Sonic the Hedgehog
I don't care how kickass these brands may or may not be, my tax money should not be used to market them.
The forum code is terrible, up until a few minutes ago they were ordering posts with the oldest at the top. It frequently shows signatures twice, and the post ordering is in no way conducive to debate. The whole operation is geared towards being as spinable as possible. This government can't even put together a stable forum but they want us to trust them with a centralised database of our sensitive personal information?
I urge you to register and undermine it as much as possible.
If nothing else, this patronising drivel should not be the face of Britains youth:
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