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Most of yesterday`s the news coverage was dominated by the Naval Review / celebrations of the Battle of Trafalgar. The ID cards debate received a small fraction of coverage. It`s ironic that so much coverage was given to a battle for freedom 200 years ago, and so little to the freedom soon to be put on a short leash.
I watched the Commons debate on the ID card / database schemes, and nothing that was said has changed my opinion that this this scheme will be bad for everyone except the government, who have yet again come up with a privacy-destroying, money-making control device.
The more that can be done to raise awareness of the privacy implications of these schemes the better.
I will never sign up to Blair and Clarke`s power trip.Richard Crawford, 13 years ago.