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Campaigners set out proposals for a better deal for low-income taxpayers
Academy of Medical Sciences

Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage,… Read more »

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The format of the planned ID cards, before they were scrapped by the coalition government
Home Office planned ID card criminal checks

By Ian Dunt The Home Office planned to cross-references its database of legal immigrants with criminals’ fingerprints, it has emerged. A freedom of information request made by campaign group No2ID last year was returned to the organisation with the redacted sections still visible. The document, seen by, reveals that the Home Office was already… Read more »

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Comment: ID cards by the backdoor?

The ID Cards Act is being repealed – but be vigilant. This is the story of how the coalition government allowed the database state to survive. By Ian Dunt The devil, as they say, is in the details. When the coalition government said it would cancel ID cards most media outlets didn’t pay much attention… Read more »