Wednesday, October 24, 2007

“If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to fear”

Pet Shop Boys have re-worked "Integral" for a civil liberties campaign and it includes a very swish new video...

VIDEO Integral (Project) by Pet Shop Boys

Neil Tennant: "What we object to about ID cards is that they’re intelligent cards with a data strip that can link to a central database containing personal information which may be shared with America; when you say you don’t want that, they always say that if you’ve done nothing wrong you’ve got nothing to hide. But I think we all have a right to privacy. I feel it’s a move that suggests we have to justify ourselves to the state before the state will trust us, and I think it’s for us to trust the state and not the other way round. I think the government has to win our trust, not us win their trust."

The backgrounder on the project and the complex filming process for a video on state protection in areas of England seemingly free from civil liberties is here.

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