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UK Government Lays Out Policies

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In a welcome push for transparency and refreshing willingness to articulate policy substance, the new coalition government headed by Prime Minister Cameron laid out a detailed document that outlined its intended program.

The document can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/409088/pfg_coalition.pdf

The document is also notable in its emphasis on strengthening individual freedom against the backdrop of a trend in the opposite direction in various parts of the world. For example, the document states that the government will:

1. Scrap the national ID card program and national identity register and halt work on the next generation biometric passport.

2. Outlaw mandatory fingerprinting of children at school.

3. Expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

4. Maintain an emphasis on trial by jury.

In short, the document represents a powerful assumption that trial by jury is not irrelevant in an age when terrorism is a greater threat nor is it incompatible with meeting the challenges posed by terrorism. It also rests on the assumption that the demands of the modern world do not require a significant erosion of personal privacy.
 

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1. Scrap the national ID card program and national identity register and halt work on the next generation biometric passport.
It was incredible that a Labour Govt would want to waste so much money on a program that nobody (especially the security services) thought would work.

The new coalition is also trying to demonstrate a new way of operating with Nick Clegg being photographed travelling to work on the tube and David Cameron wandering around town on his walkabouts. Although the last administration is reported (on BBC this morning) to have spent £10million on chauffeuring Ministers around - there are security implications of a Prime Minister or even a Deputy Prime Minister wandering around among Joe Public.
 

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Not the old 'Man of the People' crap again!

Especially when the 'heir to Blair' was famously caught by the paparazzi having his chauffeur follow 50 yards behind his bike!
 

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-- the 'heir to Blair' was famously caught by the paparazzi having his chauffeur follow 50 yards behind his bike!
We all knew about the security people driving behind him - it was crossing the roads against traffics signals he was caught doing.

The irony being he was aiming to become premier maker and upholder of the law.
 
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In a welcome push for transparency

1. Scrap the national ID card program and national identity register and halt work on the next generation biometric passport.

2. Outlaw mandatory fingerprinting of children at school.

3. Expand the scope of the Freedom of Information Act.

4. Maintain an emphasis on trial by jury.

In short, the document represents a powerful assumption that trial by jury is not irrelevant in an age when terrorism is a greater threat nor is it incompatible with meeting the challenges posed by terrorism. It also rests on the assumption that the demands of the modern world do not require a significant erosion of personal privacy.
Ooh, yes, transparancy what what. Double plus good.

1. Well yes, there's no denying that theres an alleged scrapping of the ID card suggestion. But lets ask why. Is it because noone would pay for them and so it would take years to drip feed it in, or is it because the technological advancements are leaping too quickly to make the idea feasable. Or both. I fear that whilst the punch and judy gloves are donned, the realisation that nano-particulates in the atmosphere would be a far more invasive and so effective policy, which can be done completely without the Goyims awareness, is probably whats inspired this climb off the fence. As a matter of fact Bill Gates donated 48 million dollars to research into weather nano particulates can be used through respiration to activate and administer vaccinations on an indiscriminate scale via the atmosphere last month. Rest assured the goal isn't struck-off, it's been put back into the labs to achieve a greater level of sophistication. Aren't they brilliant.

2. Oooh. Are we sure?..... A great many of these wee souls could end up starting the next lego-bomb jihad.

3. Oh yes naturally. Freedom for the council to gather information on my use of a mobile phone I'd wager.

4. Finally! We've got a public relations ministry thats got our best interests at heart! Praise be to bee-jeesus. I'm curious, what will it be that will prevent measures being taken to open family courts by this time next year I wonder. Because 100 quid the family courts will still be closed June 2011..... Newspeak.

Ah aren't Tavistock great, representing a powerful assumption that trial by jury isn't irrelevent - phew!

Terrorism is a greater threat? Yeah I suppose it is, but they've always perpertrated just as much terror as they are now. How the people of this island are still alive I'll never know, the amount of murdering we've done. Everythings Newspeak. Does the poster belive that an erosion of personal privacy is required? To protect us from the 'terrorists'? Remember "The war on terror does not end" George Bush. The misleading word in this statement would be 'on'.
 
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