|Britain to develop EU-wide identification card|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Wednesday, 05 December 2007 05:54|
This link from my friends Gary and Margie. The British government is developing an electronic identification system which will capable of being used anywhere in Europe, according to Dr Mireille Levy, Head of the Identity Management Standards at the Home Office Identity and Passport Service. Project Stork, which stands for Secure idenTity acrOss boRders acKnowledged, will establish identification standards between participating EU states, ahead of the launch of a British national identity card in 2010. According to the Home Office, an EU-wide identity card could permit a British politician to log into his Government Gateway at home, or allow a doctor to access patient records from another EU state. The idea of a global identification standard was first announced in this country by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, who said we had no option but to accept an electronic passport for it would soon be adopted around the world. The French Interior Ministry is already studying the implementation of a global identification system which will be brought in in three phases:- electronic passports, electronic identity cards and electronic visas.
Quote: "European ministers, as well as some non-European countries (e.g. Iceland), set themselves the political objective to reach mutual recognition and interoperability of electronic identities by the year 2010 in the Manchester Declaration adopted in November 2005. This declaration, however, also adopts the subsidiarity principle, leaving full autonomy to Member States as to what kind of electronic identity they issue. The STORK project is expected to help bridge the gap between the different eID systems currently in use, leading to a de facto standard for interoperability in eIDs. The deadline for this is 2010, when the EU’s European eID Management Framework comes into force. The UK’s Identity and Passport Service (IPS) is leading the pilot project, in close co-operation with the Government Gateway, the UK’s centralised registration service.
The UK government currently possesses the largest DNA database in the world, and plans to build on their biometric database through the compulsory fingerprinting of children beginning in 2010. The Labour government has come under intense criticism over its handling of the recent child benefit fiasco, in which the personal and financial records of half the British population were lost in the post by HM Customs. The opposition party is attacking the government's policy on national identification cards, stating they cannot be trusted with our personal details. But the issue at hand is much more serious than that. For as soon as you have a global identification system, a nation's security is no longer the sole domain of the state government. As we have seen with passenger flight records following the September 11th attacks, in the name of global security, other governments will have to share in this information. And the only way of "guaranteeing" that this information is not abused is to place it under the control of one central authority. The Scriptures state that such a global identification system will be brought in. Years ago I said that it would take some sort of global crisis to bring this in. This millennium has become characterized by the twin threats of global terrorism and global warming. Whether these threats are manufactured or not I don't know, but I do know that the world needs a common, external threat in order for the nations to unite under a global authority. And it seems both these threats will play a major part in the introduction of the Mark of the Beast. Inflated food prices from crop devastation coupled with the threat of terrorism will help convince people to forfeit their civil liberties in return for security.
The Bible warns us that all these things must come to pass. Turn to Jesus Christ for salvation today.
Source The Register