Sunday, May 28, 2006

This pernicious mix of big business and busybodies

Henry Porter has an expose of Katherine Courtney, the woman leading the Home Office's ID schemes (thanks, Dave!):

I find myself wishing a hearty damnation to Courtney and her business plans, to the unified database of 'transformational government', to the incompetence and arrogance of the Home Office, to any bureaucrat who seeks to define an individual's identity with compulsory biometric measurement backed up by threats. If one thing has become clear in the last few weeks, it is that the government is not fit to be trusted with either setting up the National Identity Register or running it.

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