In a bid to get the country’s youngsters on board the controversial scheme, the Home Office has launched MyLifeMyId.org, where 16 to 25 year olds “can have their say about identity issues in the UK.”
But anyone browsing the discussions on the site would be hard pushed to find a single positive comment, with contributors branding the controversial scheme as “creepy,” “dirty” and “illegal” and the website itself as an “online propaganda machine”.
One contributor writes: “I think it\’s pretty disingenuous of the government to come out and say “hey, yo, cool dudes! If you sign up for our hip hoppin\’ ID card scheme you\’ll never have to carry a heavy s*** passport to prove your age to some wack bartender again" or however it is they think we talk.” Meanwhile, amcs1983 had this to say: “So far the stats look like 100% say no to ID cards. Time to lose these results in a train station…..”
Another is equally censorious: “A Note to Jacqui Smith”, which contained the advice: “George Orwell never intended 1984 to be a manual for society. You’re a smart woman, I\’m sure you knew that but I thought you ought to be reminded.”
When the youth of today are so obviously sensible there\’s hope for this country yet, don\’t you think?