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Originally posted by elysiumfire
Such blatant ministerial spin like this from Smith, which goes beyond the border line of lying, is very disturbing, and although there are many people in Britain who are aware of these shenenigans, most quite simply do not give a fig.
MINISTERIAL SPIN ???
Beyond the borderline of lying???
Where's the lie...i've had 10 year carrying what they call here the D.N.I. (documento nacional de identificacion)..and the only thing its done for me is made my life easier, the bank, shopping, whatever.
Life here without one is hell, its impossible to get a job, draw money, get copies of brth certificates, documents etc..
The problem is because a few wankers shout "BIG BROTHER" a few sheep believe and go to sleep dreaming that tommorow they'll wake up and find out that England is now a Stalinist style state..
How very drole.
The problem is that england has passed the last one thousand years isolated from realidad. While the rest of the world had photo driving licences more than 30 years ago, if not more, Britian was still using a crappy piece of pink and green paper.
Europe has had photo I.D since the forties if not the thirties, without problems.
The British dont like,and never have liked, CHANGE, period.
The majority love living in your isolated, antiquated island world, safe from outside cultures that are full of unexpected dangers like "driving on he left hand side of the road", or the aforementioned I.D. cards.
Is the fear REALLY of the I.D. card, or of the fact that Britain is now becoming more European, and with this you feel you'll have to give up your bangers and mash or fish and chips for that "continental crap" or that come sunday, they'll take away your fry up and force you to eat a croissant instead...do the British REALLY feel that a piece of plastic will enslave them, or is it just a fear of the unknown accompanied by a few left wing fools who'll jump on the band wagon at anything thats anti government...
I dont represent the government, i come from HULL, and grew up watching the f****ng tories rip the heart out the fishing community where i lived.
I grew up to see the bastards cut the throat of a thousand year old city.
I watched as the tories closed factories, f*****d the unions, and left half of Hull on the dole...then give the city council a couple of million quid to build a marina for tycoons with yachts on the same spot where 10 years ealier they said to the dockers " Go home lads, theres no work here now, the fishing industries dead in Hull, its cheaper to buy it from outside"
I have no love of the government...niether do i see a Orwellian threat on the horizon, its just the future..its a littlething called PROGRESS.