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I think the point I would make to your clients is that ID cards do not prevent attacks such as last week's nor does the absence of them inhibit police investigations. It has taken 5 days or less for the police to identify the suspected bombers. Despite the huge 'disadvantage' of there being no compulsory ID card at present.
That's a negative point. A positive point would be to say that £18 billion has been earmarked for the implementation of ID cards. That money would go a long way in funding targetted surveillance of terrorist groups. The sort of intelligence that might thwart future attacks.Stephen Thomas, 12 years ago.