From the Register
“What’s left of the ‘voluntary’ figleaf to the UK’s ID scheme will erode in the next few months, when Home Secretary David Blunkett introduces legislation that will allow implementation of the scheme and include provision for a rolling programme to issue ID cards along with passport renewals.”
I’m a bit disgusted about this. It’s a useless technology which will serve merely as an expenditure device in order to garner more income for the government by selling information, all at the cost of our privacy and our tax money. But it’s all in the name of security, so that’s alright. Wankers.