Normally politics makes me depressed and / or angry. And ID cards moreso than most other political gubbins.
But this viral that No2ID have produced is powerful, frightening and so easily close to being a reality. It makes its point well without resorting to going over the top, and neatly counters the “if you’ve done nothing wrong then you’ve nothing to fear” argument.
ID cards scare me, especially given the government’s record in data retention and civil liberties. And the public discourse around them has been rubbish, frankly. Hopefully one day MPs will realise that Minority Report and 1984 were meant to be fictional visions of a dystopian future, not a training manual.
I don’t hold out much hope.
*scurries back to t’interweb to talk more about blogging and Twitter and journalism*