The price of your freedom just got a lot more.
We've had them before, and they didn't work.
The UK Government were finally forced to give up I.D. cards in Britain in 1952, some seven years after the end of the second world war. The post war authorities had gotten all too used to everyone having to carry identification at all times, even after their original need had ended years before.
Tony Blair then attempted to reissue them, albeit in an updated format. During his time as Prime Minister he repeatedly tried to implement I.D. cards for all 'citizens' of the UK. At the time Boris Johnson said of the scheme: "There is the loss of liberty & the creepy reality that the state will use these cards to store all manner of detail about us, our habits, what benefits we may claim & so on.” In fact, in 2004 he said if he was asked to show his ID, he’d "physically eat it"
The idea that some type of Communist East German style identification card were needed was apposed by millions in the UK and Blair couldn't get the idea through parliament, but interestingly, not because of the massive attack of civil liberty but because of the the multimillion pound cost of implementing it.
What this proved to Blair and his globalist mates was that authoritarian rules can't just be implemented adhoc, there needs to be a compelling reason for the public to accept them. Convince the Proles that they avoid something terrible, or, better still, give the holder some privilege or benefit, and they'll not only accept them, but demand them.
Former Supreme Court Judge Lord Sumption, who has repeatedly spoken out against the creeping authoritarianism hiding behind the Covid 'crisis' said that "The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat, but usually exaggerated"
The trick they're pulling is the same one the Nazi's used.
You see this very clearly in countries controlled by authoritarian rulers. The likes of North Korea, who control all media, repeatedly tell the people of NK that they are protecting them from the imminent threat of attack by America. It's the same trick used by virtually every authoritarian government throughout history. Hitler convinced his people that Germany was under threat from both the Jews at home, and the Allied powers abroad, it is only now, in hindsight the German people see they were played.
The UK public haven't seen they're being played. Poll after poll have them supporting lockdowns, mask wearing and I.D. Cards, convinced that possessing one will 'give them back their freedom.' The freedom that was taken away from them by the very same people telling them that they can have it back once they a) Succumb to a medical procedure, and b) carrying a membership card to prove their allegiance to 'the cause'.
Last year, very early in the 'pandemic', reports that the Government were formulating plans for ID cards, now called 'vaccine passports', were surfacing. As early as April last year it was clear they were coming. At the time, the me