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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

ID Cards.

They're not going to be compulsory anymore. In fact it's been ruled out forever if the new Home Secretary is to be believed, but that's a big if of course, and forever is a long time. Still, it's something, especially as the pilot schemes at Manchester and London City airports have been ditched as well. However, it's only a partial victory - the real villain of the piece is still there:
But the Government is to press ahead with creating a national identity register which, from 2011-12, will include the details of everyone who applies for a passport.
Legislation to be debated next week will make it an offence punishable by a fine of up to £1,000 not to inform the Government of a change of address or name as it appears on the register.
So the only thing that's gone is the physical card, everything else is going ahead.


H/T Old Holborn and the Libertarian Alliance.
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