Big Brother is always watching: ID now required for UK election voters

December 28, 2016 OPINION/NEWS




Hazel Speed

One should always be cautious, in my experience, when something ‘reasonable’ emerges.

Data Protection is something that in theory protects our private documents of any kind, Official, Governmental, Council, Intellectual Property, photographs and identity from being accessible and/or used by any unauthorised party/third party without any written waiver being provided by its owner, etc.

Quite often this very protection can also hinder our general protection these days. In former times one merely had to say it was OK for two departments, etc, to speak to each other but these days even if a person allots permission, one or other party can decline thus preventing injustice from being put right. It can also be a good way of hiding legal truths.

As for Intellectual Property breaches, one has to have more than evidence of theft, there has to be power and/or money to take the matter through the Courts.

When it comes to software or social media usage there is no point in trying to understand the Terms and Conditions as unless one ticks Yes (in agree section), then the software cannot be used and the social media/business sites are unavailable.

So now, in contrast and in the name of our Identity Verification we will all in future be expected to have ID proofs with us when we vote, even those not suspected as being fraudulent in any way, born and bred in the UK for generations, including indigenous.

Without this one’s vote will probably be denied, and after 2016 and Brexit issues, should the democratic vote be overturned, then the Powers that be need not worry as people who voted to Leave (dictionary definition should suffice), will realise there is no democracy so may never want to vote again anyway.

For those who take along ID wanting to vote, one will be voluntarily disclosing data not normally accessible and in that one act the State has legal access to more information about everyone. Nobody will then refuse acceptance of all and every documentation.

For those who choose not to vote then perhaps Legislation will come into force to compel on pain of prosecution or arrest. In which case the voting paper should have the option ‘None of the above’ following names of candidates.

How much longer will it be before we have a permanent barcode marked on our bodies? Most towns have numerous tattoo stores.

If you think all of the above sounds reasonable then you will be fine (for a while at least), but reasonable is never reasonable when it at the same time removes freedom to abstain and pollutes democracy in one go.

By the time many realise how dangers can be wrapped up in innocent looking cloaks of reason they will be powerless to do a thing about it.

Immigration, GCHQ, MI5, ‘6, etc, etc, should all know who are new to the UK as they let them in. So why should indigenous and British Citizens of long standing, who value the UK, all be called upon to prove who they are as well?

Isn’t the answer obvious or am I being unreasonable?










Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

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