Would you apply for an ID card?

May 6, 2009

The people of Manchester will soon be the first to be able to apply for an identity card, which the government says will help fight terrorism and reduce fraud. Opposition parties, however, oppose the five billion pound scheme and say it should be scrapped to save money and protect civil liberties.

Is Britain becoming a police state?

February 17, 2009

We’ve been spooked, says former spook Dame Stella Rimington. The first female head of MI5, who stood down as the director general of the security service in 1996, believes the government has used the spectre of terrorism to restrict our civil liberties.