** Reply to note from =?iso-8859-1?q?Su=20Goulding?= <[log in to unmask]> Fri, 23 Apr 2004 13:51:19 +0100
> According to the BBC & others recently, a survey of 1000 people indicated that
> the majority are now pro- ID card.
> Was anyone on this list (or their friends or family) canvassed for their
> views? I'm not asking what answers you gave, that's your business, just
> interested in how representative these 1000 were. Maybe they just asked
> around in David Blunkett's office and called it a survey?
You always keep the good ones for a Friday
I think you will probably find opposition to id-cards is more of a middle-class
radicolibertarianredwine thing. Like in this group for example ;-) Sort of
Guardian type readers if you get the direction of my logic (yeah ok, there are
Torygraph readers listers in the group who from time to time appear to follow
traditional Concservative civil liberties which basically amount to keeping the
riff-raff away from them and in its rightfull place and no more).
Unless you trully believe that we are *all* middle class now, you will
probably find there will be general indiference to ID-Cards. Cards will reduce
crime, keep immigrants away 'n all that cheap political talk which will have a
larger than you think appeal.
Just a 2 cent (Euro) coin of thoughts.
And in case I forgot to offend the "Times" readers. Go get a real paper.
I shall now duck.
Charles Christacopoulos, Management Information Officer,
Planning & Information, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN,
Scotland, United Kingdom. Tel: 44(0)1382-344891. Fax: 44(0)1382-348845.
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