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But before the Olympics take place, one of the government’s most controversial policies will grind into action. In 2009 the government will begin issuing biometric ID cards to British citizens. Supporters claim the cards will help combat crime and illegal immigration, and will make it easier to prove your identity to banks, the police and government agencies. Anti–ID card campaigners say the policy is an infringement of personal privacy and civil liberties, and that the unified database underlying the scheme is an IT disaster waiting to happen.

PRIDE Jun/Jul Formerly Mardi Gras and Pride in the Park, and occasionally EuroPride – Britain’s major gay and lesbian festival, held in London. Return to beginning of chapter JULY HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA early Jul Premier rowing and social event. No hippies here. Click here. T IN THE PARK early Jul Open-air pop, rock and dance music. Scotland’s answer to Glastonbury; Click here for details. WORLD MOUNTAIN BIKE BOG SNORKELLING CHAMPIONSHIPS early Jul Bogs, bikes and snorkels; the name says it all. Henley it ain’t.

Our parameters for a ‘British’ film? Anything about Britain. Anything that gives a taste of history, scenery or peculiar cultural traits. For more info on some of these and other titles, Click here. Brief Encounter (1945) Director: David LeanWhisky Galore (1949) Director: Alexander MackendrickUnder Milk Wood (1972) Director: Andrew SinclairEducating Rita (1983) Director: Lewis GilbertMy Beautiful Laundrette (1985) Director: Stephen FrearsFour Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Director: Mike NewellTrainspotting (1996) Director: Danny BoyleBend It Like Beckham (2002) Director: Gurinder ChadhaAtonement (2007) Director: Joe WrightHot Fuzz (2007) Director: Edgar WrightRAVE READS Travel broadens the mind.

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