We established yesterday that there are now a number of people engaged in the transfer of the new premises, unfortunately this is England and the state wish to interfere wherever possible, to this end they all require hands on access to my ID, that’s 5 separate organisations that want my passport/driving licence!
Its ok I don’t have to take it to them directly, I could just post them…. the real world (which I still currently inhabit) is subject to short notice trips abroad which necessitate both of the ID forms that they require so post is out. Then a brain wave occurs, why don’t I get certified copies? That works for the Passport Office and these people are charged with protecting our borders after all….. No that will not suffice, well technically that’s not true because whilst it clearly will not suffice the absence of an alternative results in some interesting answers and I think that we now have a way forward.
The weird thing is that if I was a criminal then I could send fake docs to all 5 at the same time and there is no check for that so that would be ok, lunacy. Seriously every system in this country is designed to prevent the workaday types using it.