Paradoxically, when I first joined Arrse (when dinosaurs hadn’t yet been invented) I was firmly in favour of ID cards. It was the subsequent eloquent discussion of the pros and cons here that made me change my mind, mostly on civil liberties grounds.Never understood the issue, Driving license, passport, bank card, loyalty cards...every bit of info from your date and place of birth to your inside leg size is known by other people and yet people baulk at carrying one item that can prove who you are should you kark it alone, prove beyond doubt if you should be here or not, and without it you can't access tax funded stuff such as the NHS, benefits etc etc
Me too. Got a little card two weeks before leaving school and memorised it the same day.Not quite. I got mine when I was 15 (nearly 16) and still at school. When I was in the NICS, kids claiming DLA already had NI numbers.
I hadn't a clue what mine was until about 10 years ago when I found it in some documents & made a note of it.I had an NHS number allocated at birth. Didn't everybody?
It was updated in the 1990s, presumably because they ran out of numbers.
I have never been asked for the number in order to access services.
That's me, too!!The guys a w@nker, I generally find on his film 'reviews' if he likes it, it's shit, if he hates it, I'll love it.
Too true. Pol Pot could have rocked up outside Great Ormand St hospital and he would have been given first class treatment even if he just thought that he might have earache. In fact, if anyone, from wherever around the globe (and probably Mars as well) had appeared needing treatment they would no doubt have received it. The only possible downer for them would have been getting a (fücking) monumental bill. Luckily there are lots of litter bins outside GOSH, and the NHS aren’t told to root through them for evidence.I hadn't a clue what mine was until about 10 years ago when I found it in some documents & made a note of it.
I've registered 3 times with NHS surgeries and dentists and twice they were surprised that I knew it. I got the impression that most people don't know it but isn't difficult for the NHS to find out from your other details.
Bearing in mind that was me actually registering at specific establiahments and I've never been asked for it at any other time. It's not the same as rocking up to A&E for example as, as its never been asked for there.
So as you say, not being able to produce one isn't a bar to treatment.
Makes a change from the polio vaccine down in Darkest Africa. Yon's haram, innit, blud?
I have emailed the BBC to ask if they will now use Israel as a 'yard stick' for any other random measure the BBC wish to choose.This illustrates to me the problem.
Again, we're back to the question of bias. The line about 'holding the government to account' is increasingly tired.
What this illustrates is an extreme reluctance to credit this government with any good.
First of all, the BBC had to use Israel as an example of how 'badly' we're doing because, ultimately, some countries in the EU are doing shockingly badly. And we haven't mentioned the Germans looking to circumvent the 'we're all in this together' buy and procure for itself through the back door.
Unity, eh? Solidarity? Competence?
Thank God you asserted my gender correctly.Oh dear!
I hope Mr Cold Collation will be along shortly to guide us through the selection of colours and fabrics. At my age it’s difficult to avoid giving offence and he has considerable expertise in soft furnishings and turmeric tea.
Laura Ashley was never like this.