Identity Cards are anathema to many in the “Liberal Society”, but as NHSreality has already opined, Napoleon was not blessed by his country for his battles but for his organisational skills. You need to be prepared to lose a little bit of liberty to address many issues, and for the public to see they are treated fairly. Discontent and civil unrest is a real possibility, and Mr Hunt’s headaches may be less severe if he embraces the radical option of rationing overtly …Kevin Peachey for BBC news reports 9th Feb 2017: Young men paid less than predecessors, says Resolution Foundation. Identity Cards could help, addressing inequality in health, and helping younger families…
The Resolution Foundation “..works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes.” and it is these people who are so disenchanted with current politics. The recent report by Adam Corlett “As time goes by: shifting incomes and inequality between and within generations“, is a wake up call for the patrician society of the haves.
This is the Resolution Foundation’s fourth report for the Intergenerational Commission, which over the course of 2017 will examine issues of intergenerational fairness and make recommendations to strengthen the intergenerational social contract.
Liberals have been most opposed to ID cards. But they need to recognise the potential in all sorts of areas. It may be the lesser of evils, and a pragmatic step to accept them – in Napoleonic Manner.
Life expectancy is going up, but so too is the gap between rich and poor
Bonapartism. Six Lectures Delivered 1914 in the University of London by H. A. L. Fisher
Bring back the guillotine for Mr Hunt?