says it all
I was in Prague a few weeks back,
The Czechs name streets after their freedom fighters, who died fighting the Totalitarian state.
It felt like London without all those cameras...
Thats just my impression from one weekend attending a conference.
Charlie: How long is your Current passport still valid?
I have lived in Germany for 20 years. I have consulted with a lawyer regarding naturalisation. Do not take this step lightly. It might be better to renew before any Rollout, NIR and then if the next electon fails to deliver the cancelation of the NIR, to consider naturalisation or other means of obtaining local ID cards which are not linked to a central database. The way the current UK Government runs IT Projects, you UK Passport is likely to remain a fingerprint free document longer than most European ID cards, just do not bet on it and stay vigilant!
EU Standard for naturalisation seems to be between 3 and 10 years residence. EU Law overrides the necessity to renounce your UK Citizenship to get another Citizenship, which some Countries may otherwise require. Bear this in mind, as long as a Passport is not designated under The Act then there is no urgent need to change citizenship.
Naturalisation does take a while.... so you may want to start proceedings and leave them Pending until needed - If you are in the Czech republic, consult a local lawyer about these matters!