Just say no to digital ID

Source: spiked
by James Woudhuysen

“In February, former PM Tony Blair and ex-Tory leader William Hague called for every British citizen to receive digital ID cards as part of a ‘technological revolution.’ They made their case in A New National Purpose: Innovation Can Power the Future of Britain, a 21,000-word report published by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. As Hague proclaimed on Radio 4’s Today programme at the time, the UK must ‘redesign the state around technology.’ What he really meant was that British citizens should redesign their lives around a ‘papers, please’ state – updated for the digital era, of course. Written in technobabble, the report has all the charm of a gendarme. Make no mistake: this renewed call for ID cards poses an insidious threat to our civil liberties.” (03/07/23)