Ready to cut you down


According to Jacqui Smith, public demand means people will be able to pre-register for an ID card within the next few months. She said: "I regularly have people coming up to me and saying they don't want to wait that long."

What tosh! The only people who would want to talk to her are slimy obsequious fools, one rung down from most politicians on the evolutionary scale. ID Cards are deeply unpopular. As I have written previously, they are one of the only issues that all newspapers are against.

In the same piece I suggested a bonfire of ID Cards, if and when we are in position where we are forced either explicitly or implicitly to carry one. A comment rightly suggested that the fumes would be too much, and that instead we should shred them. Good idea. Perhaps one of those industrial wood chippers would do the job?

For a number of years politicians have been assiduously stripping away our hard fought freedoms like cork from the Quercus suber. Now they are getting out the axe and preparing to strike. The yell of timber is not far away. The freeborn Englishman is increasingly the stuff of legend.