Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Using the kids to push ID cards

The Government has launched another website, this time called My Life. my ID which is pushing the ID cards policy with specific reference to minors. They like to call them "young people" but given most of the kids interviewed are at a post-16 college, they're actually minors.

The most disgusting part of the whole project is the video with Jacqui Smith in it. In it she says the Government wants to get "young people" involved with ID cards first. The translation of that is, we set the precedent with the kids making them have one by compulsory stealth, and then we just sit and wait for everyone else to die.

Jacqui Smith also talks about so-called "myths" about ID cards, whilst completely missing the point that many of the concerns are about the risks of future Governments. The site also says the card will only cost £30. Let's watch that figure increase.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. The site is a pretty obvious attempt at propoganda. You have to say you are under 25 to be able to take part in their debates, often led or moderated by government cronies.
But they are getting pasted.

Ewan Watt said...

Interesting. Since your blog, the site is under maintenance.

silas said...

Dizzy, that site seems to be "down for maintenance" at the moment but the WHOIS shows Andrew Henning as the registrant.

Just a quick question, and hoping I'm not being thick, are redweb related to the Government? I see they've done some stuff for TfL and the IPS, but wonder why if it was an official scheme there wasn't a .gov.uk domain?

The IPS document mentioned in here does tend to suggest that the Govt are aiming at kids, so I suppose it should come as no surprise that they've now aimed even younger.

silas said...

The site is back up and those behind it appear to be taking a battering.

While you have to be (or prepared to say you are) aged between 16 & 25 to join in any discussions, you can lurk at any age and enjoy the comedy.

Boyce said...

Looks like it's got more moderators than posters there so far

Anonymous said...

No shame, no morals. Has a feeling of internet grooming about it!

Not a sheep said...

How many members of the Cabinet have been CRB cleared?

judith said...

Will they be setting up a similar site for my own ethnic minority - Jewish - called My Life.Already!?

Anonymous said...

This is a great scoop Dizzy !!

Let us spread the word and see if the mainstream media pick it up.

Don't know which is worse - the propaganda peddling element of it, or the feeble attempts to get under the 'yoof' radar by 'hanging with the kids' and 'speaking da lingo'.

Shades of 'ten-four-daddyo' from the 'Thick of It' here I think..

Anonymous said...

Mylifemyid is offensive to Jews