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ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by bIG bLOGGER on 1 July 2009 1:04pm
 
Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said that New Labour's controversial
ID Card scheme which we were told by previous ministers would eventually be compulsory for the whole UK population and which costs £30 pounds for each ID card issued,will now be voluntary and it will be up to any individual to apply for one if they want one.
He said that the benefits in countering UK terrorism with ID cards had been exaggerated,but suggested that they could still be used by young people to prove their age when buying alcohol.
£1 billion of taxpayer's money has already been expended on this scheme and the total cost could be much higher.
The Conservative Shadow minister Chris Grayling said the climbdown revealed a dithering government with their plans in disarray.
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by peripatetically on 1 July 2009 1:34pm
 
I think it's a great idea, myself! Why would anyone be against it?
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by kazzzz on 1 July 2009 2:11pm
 
They tried to introduce it here and everyone went berserk, going on about invasion of privacy etc...don't they realise that our governments already know everything about us as it is?

Saying all that, I don't want one, and they'd just be getting forged almost straight away anyway.
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by bIG bLOGGER on 1 July 2009 2:17pm
 
I already have a 10-year UK/European Passport,so I have always thought that being compelled to purchase an ID card in addition would have been an irrelevant extra expense,so I am pleased with the news. Besides,there were always more people AGAINST the idea than there were FOR it.
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by peripatetically on 1 July 2009 2:24pm
 
Why would it be an invasion of privacy? It's just another card. Yes, passports work, but they are even more expensive. if those were obligatory, people would have to spend even more money. if you have nothing to hide, why would an ID card bother you? Also, not everybody has a passport or proper ID. The USa has talked about this as well.
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by kazzzz on 1 July 2009 2:53pm
 
I have nothing to hide Pats (except *that*...kicks body under bed) I just don't want to HAVE to have one.
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by peripatetically on 1 July 2009 10:56pm
 
Maybe Oz doesn't have as many illegals entering the country as we do...
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by kazzzz on 2 July 2009 10:01am
 
Like Ray? ;)
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by peripatetically on 2 July 2009 12:22pm
 
HAHAHAHAHA. You silly....
 
Re: ID Scheme not to be compulsory says new UK Home Secretary by kazzzz on 2 July 2009 12:30pm
 
Who KNOWS how he got that visa ??? LOL!
 
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