Tuesday, 18 November 2008

The resistance has begun. Suck on that, Jackboot Jacquie.

Pilots reject ID cards

13 comments:

Blue Eyes said...

I have been thinking about this. I reckon I would resign from a job which forced me to "early adopt". Good on the pilots for standing up for themselves. Good to see the unions doing something positive for a change - even if it is a white-collar union!

Calfy said...

Hoorah hoorah hoorah!

lilith said...

Me too, Blue Eyes. It is intolerable.

Calfy, :-)

rvi said...

A "pilot" is one who leads/shows the way. Let's hope there is a very large queue falling in behind. Count me in.

patently said...

I feel for the pilots.

Labour promised that this would not be mandatory for UK citizens for many years. Yet here, the pilots have a stark choice; get one or lose your livelihood. Most will not have an alternative career; piloting is not really transferable to other fields. What is that, if not mandatory?

Labour also promised that the trial would be local - two airports only. Except for the pilots, obviously. Did Labour not realise that aircraft sometimes move from one airport to another? So if cards are mandatory at some airports, then they are in effect mandatory for pilots operating out of any airport?

So Labour are not just liars, they are stupid liars too.

Philipa said...

ID cards were a stupid idea anyway. Glad they've been rejected.

Lils thankyou for forwarding Scrobs message. My email is playing up, I keep getting an error message saying 'essential maintenance is being carried out' so Scrobs and Daisy I will reply ASAP.

fuchsia groan said...

Splendid stuff. It will never work if enough of us refuse.

Old Holborn said...

By default, it cannot work if ONE of us refuses

Blue Eyes said...

Have to disagree OH, if a large majority roll over then it will be easy for the dissenters to be put away. The government's aim must be to do it by stealth (as usual!) - first the pilots, then the train drivers, then the emergency services, then the civil servants, then the teachers, etc. until most people have them. Then they will start insisting that certain services require an ID card for proof - e.g. self assessment. Then they will say it will work much better if the tiny minority left have them too.

Old Holborn said...

I quite fancy an opportunity to learn new PS2 skills, get myself fit, play snooker, study for a degree, three hot meals a day and the time to actually enjoy radio 4 without any screaming kids around.

Calfy said...

I'll go to prison too...

Scrobs said...

Quote from the piece - 'But a spokesman for the Identity and Passport Service said: "Identity cards will directly benefit airside workers – not just by improving personnel security, but also by speeding up pre-employment checks and increasing the efficiency of pass-issuing arrangements."'

It is bodies like this which cause the havoc in the first place. Look at all the procedures mentioned above and consider that each one requires many public employees to sit and talk, talk, talk, without ever bringing any wealth to the community.

Brown's Nulab just love having reports written, meetings everywhere, discussions without resolve, lots of consultation from unelected nobodies, and then, after years of wasting huge sums of money, it is decided that whatever project it was will not go ahead.

And during this time, the taxpayer picks up the tab.

Lots of smug little brats in town halls and Whitehall as well - they all get paid to grind everything to a halt, and they're doing it very well.

electro-kevin said...

It's worse than that, Idle.

My prison officer chum tells me that prisoners are allowed drugs tacitly, one was caught running a facebook site from his cell where he has an electricity supply, mobile phone and internet link.

'Prison doesn't work'

No - of course it doesn't.