16 posts • joined Friday 7th September 2007 08:25 GMT
Double Bollocks! (d'you see what I did there?)
ID cards just provide another - or conveniently single - item of identification to be forged.
Anyway, ID cards are just another part of a flawed philosophy that security can be provided by bureaucratic checklist ticking followed by prosecution of the occasional paperwork-shy innocent rather than getting the Plod and Spooks out there catching the real criminals/terrorists.
Rather like all the bloody money laundering regulations we have to waste chargeable time on....
Back in the day
I remember the nineties, at least. Redundant twice - and accountancy was a "safe" profession!
Employers wanting to save the most will cut the older workers (usually higher earners), those with a bit of a conscience will cut the youngsters (less chance of families, mortgages, etc). No-one is immune. Except certain civil servants and undertakers, perhaps.
Paris, 'cos I bet she'd yield to persuasion.
So the Alan Parsons Project reaches another milestone, then.
I spent a goodly amount of time changing my passwords, as advised, after the original debacle, and like others above, I now find that they gone and reset them anyway.
Bunch of tossers. Time to move.
I suspect the child database is compulsory - by dint of the fact that in the UK you have to register a birth within six weeks. (A criminal offence not to, IIRC)
Of course, as with all licensing/registration requirements, in order to work it does rather rely on the non-law abiding being, errr, law abiding.
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