Monday, July 04, 2005

Blair panic on ID cards

The Telegraph is reporting, with just a hint of glee this morning, that Tony Blair is panicking over the loss of support for ID cards.

"Tony Blair's hopes of bringing in a national system of identity cards were looking increasingly imperilled last night amid signs of collapsing public support and panic within the Government.

A YouGov poll for The Daily Telegraph shows that backing for ID cards has plummeted from 78 per cent less than two years ago to 45 per cent...

Amid further signs of Labour disarray, it emerged yesterday that the Prime Minister had delivered a furious rebuke to Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, for "going soft" on the fight against crime."

Meanwhile the number of signatures on the pledge continues to grow. 7673 at 9.09am this morning.

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