Featured Stories World News Commentary Money Watch Multimedia Prison Planet U.S. News Science And Technology

Gordon Brown’s terror claims for ID cards are ‘bunkum’ says GCHQ expert

  • Print The Alex Jones Channel Alex Jones Show podcast Prison Planet TV Infowars.com Twitter Alex Jones' Facebook Infowars store

James Kirkup
London Telegraph
Thursday, Oct 30, 2008

Gordon Brown’s claims that a national ID card scheme would help prevent terrorist attacks are “absolute bunkum” according to a senior Government security adviser.

Harvey Mattinson, a consultant at the information technology arm of GCHQ, said that the only real value of identity cards would be to help state bodies share information about people.

Mr Mattinson is a former senior official at the Cabinet Office who now advises GCHQ’s Communications-Electronics Security Group.

(Article continues below)

Gordon Browns terror claims for ID cards are bunkum says GCHQ expert  161008pptv1

Speaking at an IT security conference in Wales, he rubbished ministers’ claims that the multi-billion pound scheme would enhance national security.

The Prime Minister and Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, have repeatedly said ID cards will help protect Britain against terror attacks.

  • A d v e r t i s e m e n t

In a major speech about the scheme in June, Mr Brown said the cards were needed “to help inside our borders in the fight against crime, illegal working, benefit fraud and terrorism.” while in March, Miss Smith declared: “The benefits are clear: to counter illegal immigration and illegal employment, to tackle crime and terrorism.”

In fact, Mr Mattinson said, the cards would only be useful for “everyday issues” when Government departments needed to transfer information about people and dismissed claims that they would help the fight against terrorism as “absolute bunkum”.

Full article here

This article was posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 5:02 am





Infowars.com Videos:

Comment on this article

Comments are closed.

Watch the News

FEATURED VIDEOS
China Warns of Third World War See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

Obama Sends 3,000 Troops Into Ebola Danger Zone See the rest on the Alex Jones YouTube channel.

© 2013 PrisonPlanet.com is a Free Speech Systems, LLC company. All rights reserved. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Notice.