The Ranting Kraut

19.3.2006 – 27.9.2010

Compulsory ID cards and the next election

Posted by rantingkraut on August 4, 2006

New Labour seems to be experiencing some difficulties in implementing their compulsory ID card project. Blair reportedly made some interesting remarks on the topic:

Although the Prime Minister reaffirmed his confidence in ID cards, despite recent delays to the project, he indicated that the Government believed it needed a new mandate from the voters to press ahead with a compulsory scheme.”
(Source)

This sounds like an implicit admission that they have so far pressed ahead with a compulsory scheme without such a mandate.

Announcements of re-scheduling are followed by the usual promises of combating organised crime and illegal immigration, though terror seems to be off the list. Talking about organised crime, doesn’t Italy have ID cards? Surely organised crime can’t be much of a problem there then.

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