July 06, 2003

Papers, Please

In a move reminiscent of the Third Reich and the former Soviet bloc, all British citizens will be required to have an identity card. Anyone challenged will have to produce it for the police. However, with technology that could have never been imagined by the Gestapo or the Stasi, these card will be very difficult to forge. The cards will contain biometric data, such as an image of the holder's iris.

Please note that I didn't say anything about being issued a card. It's not something that will just arrive by post. It's not going to be free, after all. No, that'll be 40, please.

It is not clear whether it will just be citizens that will be required to have the card. It could required of anyone living in Britain.

Posted by david at July 6, 2003 11:47 PM | TrackBack