Tuesday, July 11, 2006

As the all-powerful ID card scheme faces possible delays, would you look at that? "News" emerges that "Organised fraudsters tried to steal more than half a billion pounds from the government's tax credit system in 2005/06". So as doubts about the desirability of a government scheme touted to tackle fraud begin to become widespread and public, the government releases alarmist figures to support the need for a government scheme to tackle fraud? Well blow me - you could knock me down with a particularly fragile feather...

4 Comments:

Anonymous Justin said...

Half a billion? Amateurs. That's one 25th of an NHS IT system.

Just goes to show: Take the money by hacking, you're a criminal. Take it by incompetence, you're an entrepreneur.

7/11/2006 09:50:00 pm  
Blogger FranceSucks said...

I really don't understand why you brits get so worked up about this. If the government is not going to issue you an ID who is? I also think privacy is not worth fighting for as it is already a lost cause. Far more important to protect our few remaining civil liberties that we have in the west.

7/12/2006 11:48:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmm, the Register reckons it's dead in the water

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/12/idcards_getting_elbow/


hope they're right

7/12/2006 02:26:00 pm  
Blogger FranceSucks said...

I understand now. It is not the ID is it the checkpoints etc. that they plan to use it for. Good ID is important for any country and I think you are bound by treaty to provide it. Interesting that they also charge for it. I can not think of a more basic form of government. It should be required and free on request

7/16/2006 10:30:00 am  

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