Wednesday, June 16, 2004

The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)is worried about the UK government's plans for a national ID card. They reckon it could cause a "great deal of unease" among ethnic minorities due to the potential for it to be used as a lever for racial abuse.

You might recall I mentioned some time ago that Mr Blunkett is kindly arranging for me and the rest of the UK-resident Irish diaspora to have a special ID card, unique to the Irish. Hmmm, why doesn't that fill me with confidence? I'd be interested to know the CRE's perspective on this.

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