Spy Blog shares the sentiments and analysis published by Longrider in: Well, That Didn't Take Long...
This deconstructs the Labour Home Secretary Alan Johnson's appalling article in The Guardian We need identity cards, and soon.
The claim that "Identity fraud" somehow costs the UK economy "£1.2 billion a year" is a simple, barefaced lie.
How have the Home Office / Labour politicians manged to fiddle their misleading "identity fraud" figures, by £500 million a year, since they last tried the same propaganda trick back in 2006 ?
See these Spy Blog articles:
- February 2006 - Andy Burnham's "£1.7 billion identity fraud" figure is as false as the previous £1.3 billion one
- June 2005 - Evening Standard: Andrew Gilligan demolishes the £1.3 billion identity fraud hype
- March 2005 - "Identity Fraud" does NOT "cost the UK £1.3 billion a year"
If this is a genuine drop in "identity fraud", which it is not, then it has been achieved without the National Identity Register centralised compulsorily national biometric database and without the use of any, as yet nonexistent ID Cards.