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6 November, 2007

Cracks forming?

NØ2IDObviously, I didn't post about the Sunday Mirror's 'report' that the Prime Minister is planning to scrap ID cards outright (because it's the Mirror), but the Guardian may have discovered a shred of truth in the tabloid's fantasy.  It seems that the PM is at least implementing a review of the system's flawed implementation, which could cause a major delay or possibly a move towards full abandonment.

I could go on to explain, again, why the security minister's quoted flat assertion that:

"National identity cards will play an important part, a very important part in countering terrorism, there's no doubt about that. I mean, one can think of all sorts of reasons one might not like them, but actually, in terms of counter-terrorism, they will be extremely useful."
Is entirely specious, but I really can't be bothered. Don't take my word for it that it's been comprehensively dismissed already – read my past posts on the subject, and the linked articles.
Whatever you do, though: do not accept the minister's statement as self-evident or accepted knowledge.

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