posted on Dec, 3 2008 @ 02:28 PM
reply to post by dave420
First off regardless of what you think it might achieve (we will still get illegals) it wont. What I am opposed to is being FORCED to carry
documentation around with me for the fear of a fine or imprisonment if I don't. (Nazi europe anyone?)
Now before you get on your high horse and say we already carry documents around with us and if you have nothing to hide then what's the problem?
You're right we do, but every now and then I will venture out and forget to take my wallet/documentation (technically I would then be breaking the
law). Secondly this IS one more step to national I.D cards and a national database that will hold information on YOU as well.
Giving the police this kind of power will only lead to abuse, as the old saying goes 'Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely'. Have you
been reading about Damian Green? Here's a snippet from the Telegraph or is that to much of a rag as well?
It is also thought that Bob Quick, the anti-terror chief who personally signed off on Mr Green's arrest, has also been preparing to apply for the
top Met job,
National security has not been compramised by the leaks, or information passed to any terrorist organizations, so why did Bob Quick sign off the
arrest? because he can?, because he has the power to, he wants the top job?. Or is it just a coincidence that it was Sir David Normington who made the
original complaint and who also chairs the selection committee for the new MET Commisioner before putting a name forward to Jacqui Smith.?
Yes I too want illegal immigration stopped but all this will do is once again chip away at OUR civil liberties.
I posted this as a vent for myself as I believe it wrong, people will disagree with me it's inevitable. I wanted honest opinions from people why they
think it's good or bad and all I get is some smart arse focusing more on the paper I linked (sorry next time I'll link you to one of your choice). I
don't want a slagging match, I just want honest opinions.
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