And they want us to have identity cards?…

I watched the statement by the Chancellor…. 25 million records lost by HMRC… just imagine what they could do with biometrics and ID cards…. A cheap and easy jibe, I accept… and hardly original. But it does make one think.

Extraordinarily, The Chairman of HMRC fell on his sword and resigned.  This is fairly unusual in this day and age.  He didn’t even have a Knighthood… well he won’t be getting one now, one assumes.

(“Two password protected discs containing a full copy of HMRC’s entire data in relation to the payment of child benefit was sent to the National Audit Office, by HMRC’s internal post system operated by the courier TNT. The package was not recorded or registered. It appears the data has failed to reach the addressee in the NAO.”)  BBC Story

Rock On, Chancellor… sorry… perhaps ‘rock’ isn’t one of his favourite words at the moment.  So… not bad… two statements to the House in as many days.  Hat trick?  Have to say… he looked a bit subdued on TV this afternoon.

2 thoughts on “And they want us to have identity cards?…

  1. Anyone going abroad should be worried. If their details have been stolen by terrorists and hence their details are on some ‘watch list’ they may be extraordinarily rendited. Even more worrying if the details are of someone’s teenage son of ethnic origin.

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