Robert Hampton

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9th May 2009

Posted by at 12.48pm | No responses | Politics

Despite mounting costs and increasing opposition, outgoing Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to press ahead with the Government’s ID card scheme, launching a trial in Manchester soon.

I’m convinced by now that the Government exists in a parallel universe; there’s no other rational explanation for their continuing to pursue this policy. Not only does it genuinely threaten our privacy and civil liberties, it’s a colossal waste of money (5 billion pounds!) at a time when there isn’t much to spare in the Government coffers.

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