Tyranny of identity proof

PUBLISHED: 16:56 18 January 2007 | UPDATED: 22:30 28 May 2010

WE now live under the new tyranny of identity proof. Government departments, post offices, banks and low-standard airlines, insist that we produce a passport and full driving licence. Even for a pensioners bus pass, these are demanded, plus a recent util

WE now live under the new tyranny of identity proof.

Government departments, post offices, banks and low-standard airlines, insist that we produce a passport and full driving licence. Even for a pensioners' bus pass, these are demanded, plus a recent utility bill.

Has it ever occurred to officials who created the identity imposition, that even in this car-mad nation, that we don't all drive, and many don't wish to risk life and health by taking a holiday in foreign places?

There exist numerous people who cannot afford the passport fee.

The United Kingdom is now a jittery surveillance state.

JOHN GRAVES

Upwell Park

March

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