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Draft ID Card Bill to be in Queen’s Speech

The Cabinet is increasingly split over the issue of introducing compulsory national Identity Cards for innocent British citizens. Despite this the Sunday Times reports that the Queen’s Speech is likely to contain reference to them in the form of a draft Bill.

The Sunday Times suggests that this is just a “fig leaf” to cover Big Blunkett‘s embarrassment and that ID Cards will not actually be introduced before the next general election if at all.

They might be right, but that’s not a risk we can afford to take. We need to redouble our efforts to oppose this dangerous idea.

Cross-posted from The Chestnut Tree Cafe – now with mailing list

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