The ID card bill has passed, MPs have believed the hype/had their arms twisted by the whip and voted to fundamentally alter the relationship with the state in the UK.
With opinion polls running at 70% against, this could (and should) be labour's poll tax... if there weren't so many other issues that could have qualified as such but didn't (for example, removal of habeus corpus, and the forthcoming legislative and regulatory reform bill)
'Have Your Say' on the BBC is overwhelmingly negative (when this issue was first discussed it was roughly 50/50.
Unbelievably, they've even voted against the amendment which requires that the scheme be costed before cheques start to be written!
I wonder, what is the exact date at which one would have to get an ID card with a passport?
- Robin Wilton's Guide to Double Entry Bookkeeping with regard to ID cards
- No2ID and their Newsblog
- Swizz of the Cards (Audio Alert)
- The Daily Irrelevant: MPs reject ID card costings call