Saturday, July 11, 2009

What does Tory plan to scrap ID cards really mean

John Lettice suggests in the Register that the Conservative Party are not being entirely straightforward when stating they are planning to scrap the government's ID card plans if they get elected next year.
"A future Tory government will cancel the ID Card Scheme - but, as The Register has asked several times, what does that mean? A broad commitment to abandon ID cards, even to cancel the National Identity Register database, leaves a certain amount of wiggle-room, particularly if - as is Tory policy - you're likely to be keeping plans for adding fingerprints to passports in place."

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