A quote from 'The Register' article:
The latest ID card consultation document tells us that: "People tend to be motivated to write in because they are opposed to the proposals under consultation", the point here appearing to be that the views of these people (who by definition are going to know something about the subject in hand) should be discounted, while surveys and focus groups (of people who turn out to know stuff-all about the subject in hand) provide a more valid gauge of public opinion.
Outrageous... and well spotted.
No response yet to my letter, which now looks like it'll be ignored.
Schneier talks of the problems of using RFID chips in documents.