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Facebook's European head of privacy is now a Lord. Richard Allan, director of European policy for the social networking outfit, is among the new Liberal Democrat peers, the BBC reports. The former MP joined Facebook in June 2009, after serving as European government affairs director for Cisco, and his name has become …

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"But in other respects, he's rather trustworthy"

"But in other respects, he's rather trustworthy"

I'm sorry but no politic-tard is "rather trustworthy" if you ask me!

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politic-tard

Would that include the new Green MP for Brighton?

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Headmaster

Voted strongly against ID cards?

How can you vote "strongly"? It's either a voted for or voted against.

Perhaps he argued strongly against them, and then simply voted against them?

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Re: politic-tard

Yes it would. It's the nature of politics that forces people to behave a certain way.

Being against ID cards makes me not want to a politician. ID cards is/was a good idea. Eventually it would have worked if it had been given a chance, but people are so short sighted just because they feel their liberties are being eroded.

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Oops!

It looks like you accidentally the whole verb. I'm assuming it was "trust"? ID cards could have been a good idea if they were confined to confirming ID, rather than acting as a way to track peoples' movements.

A way of proving you are who you say you are is the mainstay of any AAA system, but it must be with the consent of the ID holder, and this is where the system - as proposed - fell down.

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IT Angle

Re BUgs R Us

I kinda of agree with you, but not to the tune of sofar 6 billion pounds. That's crazy, especially if you then calculate in that some lame computer consulting organization is going to run with the money and deliver sloppy implementations...

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Let me correct that for you

"Eventually it would have worked if it had been given a chance, but the government lied so strenuously and continually on every single point that its credibility as a solution was simply blown out of the water."

There, you may return to your life.

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@flugal

"How can you vote "strongly"? It's either a voted for or voted against.

Perhaps he argued strongly against them, and then simply voted against them?"

It is done on voting record taken against a number of similar themed votes. So if there are (say) 3 votes on ID card related matters and the man voted against once and abstained twice, he would be voting weakly against. And so on.

So it can be assumed he voted against pretty much everything ID card related.

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