Errkal wrote:Eighthours wrote:DML wrote:Sorry guys, but you guys are clearly clueless on this matter. Loads of people would be adversely affected by that. Members of my family see poor families regularly as part of their work and you clearly don't know how the other half live. It's one of the reasons I would never vote Tory. It doesn't matter whose policy it is, it's a stupid idea.
Do these families even vote now? IIRC, stats suggest not.
Well strawberry float it doesn't matter then does it. We should take that RIGHT away from the poor, they don't need the vote, strawberry float em, tell you what let's really solve the poor problem, we are blocking them being part of society with the vote let's extend it, why don't we round them up in poor camps were we can stop worrying about them.
Lol, that's really not what I was saying, but never mind.
DML said, 'Loads of people would be adversely affected by that.' The requirement to have ID to open a bank account affects people too, then.
Providing the right information
Regardless of how you open an account, the information you’ll be asked to provide will be much the same. Here’s a checklist of the general requirements to open a bank account:
Identification: You’ll need to provide a valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or a passport. If you don’t have either, you can get an ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
So, going by what DML has said, some poor families are adversely affected in terms of being able to open a bank account because of no ID. Does this mean you think you shouldn't need ID to open one? I don't think many people would suggest that.
Clearly there should be a free or inexpensive piece of ID you can obtain if you need it to vote, but the principle of having to prove who you are at the polling station is, I think, an eminently sensible one. You have to prove it for so many other things in life, why not for something as important as an election where you are helping to decide who is in charge of the country?