In Scunthorpe, a new scheme is being proposed under which law-abiding adults who wish to purchase alcohol would be forced to carry around cards to prove their age, supposedly in order to reduce underage drinking.
I can do no better than "Jane, Scunthorpe" who says in the comments there:
This is ridiculous and a complete infringement of civil liberties. Why should the vast majority of responsible adults be spied on for the sake of a few?
As always, it's "for the children" - the supposedly unarguable assertion which, once made, destroys all opposition.
And weren't these nannyists listening to the recent debate on ID Cards per se, which showed that we are overwhelmingly against them?
By Alex Deane
Hat tip: SD -
From Big Brother Watch