Big Blunkett’s scheme to force compulsory national Identity Cards on innocent British citizens is facing problems from Scotland.
Blunkett has stated that one of the keys to his plan is that the cards will be necessary to access local services such as health and education. However since devolution the Scottish Executive has responsibility for these in Scotland.
Today’s papers report that the Scottish Executive will not require ID Cards for access to services they control.
Scotland’s First Minister Jack McConnell is reported as saying that he was
…opposed to the use of compulsory identity cards for services that come under devolved responsibilities in Scotland
Cross-posted from The Chestnut Tree Cafe