Simon Davies has stepped down as chairman of the NO2ID campaign advisory board because he was concerned that the government might use him to discredit the campaign, just as they have been doing in their attempts to discredit the LSE Identity Project.
What I had not realised was how much the government attacks have cost Simon Davies personally. He has lost a lot of consultancy work and had a huge drop in income as a result of the attacks. He has also had to move house and give away his dog. I'm not surprised he is considering legal action against government ministers. It's an appalling state of affairs.