UK advanced passenger information - another needless restriction
Tuesday, 07 July 2009 18:44

Advanced Passenger Information System APIS, yet another needless restriction on our freedom of movement. The UK government seems hell bent on making life as difficult as possible for legitimate travellers by making airlines submit passenger details in advance of flights.

It seems that there is no detail of our lives that is too trivial for Gordon Brown's labour party to leave alone. Gordon likes to know where each one of us is at every moment of the day, lest we should go as far as enjoying ourselves.

As usual there is some lame excuse about preventing smuggling or terrorists from moving freely. It's like those ridiculous questions that the US asks such as - are you a war criminal? Do they seriously expect anyone to answer Yes?

Politicians are not fit and proper people to be knowing what we are doing, they just can't resist poking around in our affairs. If they got their own house in order - MP's expenses for instance - then we might be inclinded to believe them. The fact of the matter is that the government does not trust anyone - as my mother would have said, 'If you don't trust anyone it's because you yourself can't be trusted'.

When it comes to politicians they certainly can't be trusted - just look at their record with the loss of sensitive and private data.



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