Thursday, June 08, 2006

Purpose

The Magistrate has happened across a purpose for ID cards.

Sue Townsend's wonderful Number Ten contains a great passage on this issue. A copper is asked by the Prime Minister why he wouldn't want an 'entitlement card', as surely he has 'nothing to hide'. I paraphrase, as exact memory escapes me:

'I've got plenty to hide! I don't want the government knowing what books I borrow from the library, my stepfather's criminal record, what political parties I belong to, and how much I drink. I've got plenty to hide. Haven't you, Prime Minister?'

2 Comments:

Blogger Alan Saunders said...

Your first link appears to be broken ...

4:22 AM  
Blogger The Moai said...

Duly fixed, thanks for the heads-up

5:57 AM  

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