He cracked it and produced a perfect forgery in just 12 minutes.
The Home Office reaction?
"We are satisfied the personal data on the chip cannot be changed or modified and there is no evidence this has happened.Fingers jammed in ears, eyes tightly shut, not listening not listening not listening...
The identity card includes a number of design and security features that are extremely difficult to replicate.
'We remain confident that the identity card is one of the most secure of its kind, fully meeting rigorous international standards."