Thursday, September 25, 2008

Will they have to wear a star as well?

Am I the only one to find this ID cards for foreigners a very worrying development?

The first identity cards from the government's controversial national scheme have been unveiled.

The biometric card will be issued from November, initially to non-EU students and marriage visa holders.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said the cards would allow people to "easily and securely prove their identity".

The only benefit I can see is that someone will hack in to them and then it will be another nail in the coffin of a national scheme.

I don't suppose there's any chance that Dave will announce right now that the first thing they will do is repeal all ID card laws and regulations and cancel all contracts without compensation? That would stop ID cards in their tracks.

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