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And another interesting piece from Michael Portillo (who compares the ID card stupidity with the Poll Tax fiasco in 1987).
"As people begin to discover that they cannot receive benefits or open a bank account or borrow a book without buying an expensive card, the political temperature is going to rise. When they realise that it contains 50 pieces of private information about them, the mercury will climb higher.
As they find that some of their personal data are wrong and some are being kept secret from them, tempers may fray. If parliament cannot defeat the bill, maybe it will perish on the streets."Tony Walton, 12 years ago.